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Liz Glodek's Birds of Mississippi


Singapore poet Jee Leong Koh makes Financial Times' Best Poetry of 2015 list


Versify @ East End Book Exchange with Jen Ashburn




Come join us once again for another Exciting Versify reading of poetry and prose featuring: Ellery Akers, Jenny Ashburn, Jason Irwin and Andrea Laurion!

Adam Matcho & Ally Malinenko Dual Book Release Party!!

Join us as we celebrate the dual release of Adam Matcho's 'Love Songs from Flood City" ( Low Ghost Press) and Ally Malinenko's 'How to Be an American" (Six Gallery Press)!!

It's a poesy doubleheader featuring readings by Adam and Ally as well asJohn GrochalskiLori JakielaJason IrwinDave Newman, and John Korn

Books will be available for purchase.

Cover: $5 or free with a covered dish to share.

Under the Sign of the Bear Reading Series


Saturday October 24th @ 7pm.
Classic Lines Bookstore  5825 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

Micki Myers holds creative writing degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of Trigger Finger, winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize, and It’s Probably Nothing…, a breast cancer memoir in poems. Her poems have appeared in over 100 journals and have been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. Her original scholarship on Scott of the Antarctic was published in The Paris Review. Myers is also the author of several blogs, including Yuckylicious, featuring the world’s worst cookbooks. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family and can be found at

Jason Irwin is the author of Watering the Dead (Pavement Saw Press, 2008), winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award, and the chapbooks Where You Are (Night Ballet Press, 2014), & Some Days It's A Love Story (Slipstream Pres…

moonlight and chocolate cake


poem in Allegro Poetry Magazine Issue 4

Litapalooza 2015

Thursday, April 16
Litapalooza Literary Festival

This year we welcome two poets to the annual campus literary festival, Litapalooza. Come hear poets Jason Irwin and Rachel Simon read their very different poetry. Bring your own creative works and plan to read, recite, chant, narrate, rap, sing, croon, intone, declaim! Or just come to cheer and stomp for our guest readers and your friends. Refreshments will be provided.
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Tomezsko Lounge

"Fearing the Neighbors"

Neighbors North Evenet:

Neighbors North Wednesday, April 8 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Featuring poems, anecdotes, history, paintings of working people, the rise and fall and rise-again hopes of a diverse population waiting for a well-deserved break, but still blessed with serious deeds, good humor, and a Great Lake.
Poetry by Gerry Crinnin and Jason Irwin, paintings by Raymond Bonilla, and local history by Wendy Woodbury Straight. Free admission, but reservations appreciated.
JCC North Campus 10807 Bennett Rd. Dunkirk
For more information: (716) 363-6500

poems in Allegro Poetry & Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Anyone out there involved in small theatre companies interested in reading, and/or producing a one act play of mine? Ireland? Romania? The Czech Republic? U.S.A.?

A version of "Undone" you can find on Mad Hatter's Review issue #13. One legged loner, failed writer, approaching 40, insomniac, envious, snarky, depressed,  everyman, lost in his own apartment and world, contemplating time, love, & his intestines as he tries to find a suitable title for the first volume of his memoirs.

Also available: versions of

"Civilization" post-apocalyptic Beckett meets Pink Floyd.

"Checkpoint" An encounter between two soldiers at military checkpoint at the border of an unnamed country & a man without a tongue, or the use of his legs. From The Philadelphia Review of Books June 2012. Also a youtube performance can be seen thanks to Willits Shakespeare Theater Company.

"Mythic" A young man & young woman, secluded in an apartment together. Lovers? S…

3 poems in The Transnational Vo. 2


reading @ Zu Coffee with Rocky Jones Annapolis, MD 1/23/15