Please join us on May 12th, 2011 at 7PM at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, located at 3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220. See our excellent reaaders' bios below:
Peter Davis' books of poetry are Hitler's Mustache and Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!. He edited Poet's Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets on Books that Shaped Their Art and co edited Poet's Bookshelf II with Tom Koontz. His poems have appeared in journals like Court Green, Jacket, Spooky Boyfriend, No Tell Motel, Forklift, Ohio, and Action, Yes. Four poems from Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! appear in the 2010 edition of The Best American Poetry. His music project, Short Hand, is available through his website, artisnecessary.com. He lives in Muncie, Indiana with his sweet wife and sweet kids and teaches at Ball State University.
Michael Schiavo is the author of The Mad Song (Shires Press, 2008; out of print) as well as forthcoming chapbooks from horseless press and Forklift, Ink. His poetry and nonfiction have appeared in such places as THE YALE REVIEW, TIN HOUSE, McSWEENEY'S INTERNET TENDENCY, THE BELIEVER, LIT, THE NORMAL SCHOOL, NO TELL MOTEL, FORKLIFT, OHIO, SIXTH FINCH, JUBILAT, THE AWL, and the online anthology POETS FOR LIVING WATERS. He edits the The Equalizer, an occasional PDF poetry anthology. The first series was released in October 2010. He is also at work on a new print 'zine called GONDOLA, which he hopes to begin publishing this year. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Humanistics, and his MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars in 2002. He has worked as a dishwasher, barista, adjunct professor, freelance newspaperman, bookseller, underwriter's assistant, overnight stock boy, and is currently unemployed, like you. He lives in Vermont.
Dave Harrity's chapbook--Morning and What Has Come Since (Finishing Line Press, 2007)--was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Kentucky Literary Award. His work has appeared in many journals and magazines including Copper-Nickel, Ruminate Magazine, The Los Angeles Review, and The Portland Review. He has worked as a teacher much of his career in a variety of settings--as a high school teacher, freelance tutor and writing coach, and college professor. Most recently he has worked at Asbury Seminary, where he conducted a three-part lecture and workshop series on Religious Imagination, Bellarmine University teaching English and Theology, and as the Poetry Manuscript Consultant at The Carnegie Center of Lexington, KY. Currently, he writes and teaches in Louisville while juggling a charmed life at home with his wife and children.