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 mickimyers.com.

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 Press, 2005). He has also had work published in Poetry East, Sycamore Review, Confrontation, and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. His poem “Main Street” was nominated for a Pushcart. He grew up in Dunkirk, NY, and now lives in Pittsburgh. www.jasonirwin.blogspot.com

Jee Leong Koh is a Singapore poet and essayist living in New York City. He is the author of four books of poems, including Steep Tea (Carcanet Press, July 2015), and a book of poetic essays, The Pillow Book (Math Paper Press). His work has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize and translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Russian. Committed to the introduction of the arts of Singapore to an American audience, Jee runs the arts website Singapore Poetry (http://singaporepoetry.com/), the Second Saturdays Reading Series, and the Singapore Literature Festival in New York.

Adam Hughes was born in 1982 in Lancaster, Ohio. He still resides there, working as a pastor and a program director for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. His debut poetry collection, Petrichor, was released in 2010 from NYQ Books. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in theNew York Quarterly, Barnwood Review, and Tipton Poetry Journal.


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