Pittsburgh Poetry Roadshow Presents Jill Khoury, Laura Brun, Kim Grabowski, & Don Wentworth @ Te Cafe

TOMORROW…

Join us for stop #2 of the PPR Roadshow, Thursday, January 28, 7:00 PM at the Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, with Jill Khoury, Laura Brun, Kim Grabowski, and Don Wentworth for an evening of tea and poetry.

Copies and subscriptions of the Pittsburgh Poetry Review will be available for purchase, as well as books by the readers.

Plan to get there early to get a seat and a cup (or pot) of tea before the reading starts. Parking is plentiful in the huge municipal lot behind the storefronts between Beacon and Barlett Streets. no more than half a block from the Te Cafe.

JILL KHOURY is interested in the intersection of poetry, visual art, representations of gender, and disability. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Arsenic Lobster, Copper Nickel, Inter|rupture, and Portland Review. She edits Rogue Agent, a journal of embodied poetry and art. Her chapbook Borrowed Bodies was released from Pudding House Press (2009). Her first full-length collection, Suites for the Modern Dancer, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications (2016). You can find her at jillkhoury.com.

KIMBERLY GRABOWSKI hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan, a land she could point out to you on the back of her hand. There, she worked closely with poets Diane Seuss and Traci Brimhall. She has since slid down the Rust Belt to Pittsburgh, where she is pursuing an M.F.A. in Poetry at The University of Pittsburgh.

A poet from small-town Kentucky, LAURA BRUN received her BA at the University of Southern California and her MFA at the University of Pittsburgh. She’s currently serving lattes at a coffeeshop downtown and her work can be found in Booth Journal, bluestockings, and Rawboned.

DON WENTWORTH is a Pittsburgh-based poet whose work reflects his interest in the revelatory nature of brief, haiku-like moments in everyday life. His poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, bear creek haiku and Rolling Stone, as well as a number of anthologies. His first full-length collection, ‘Past All Traps’, was published in 2011 by Six Gallery Press and was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation’s 2011 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. His poem “hiding” was selected as one of “100 Notable Haiku” of 2013 by Modern Haiku Press. A second full-length book, ‘Yield to the Willow’, is now available from Six Gallery Press.

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