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3/14 Gene Hirsch & Don Wentworth @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , on March 14, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 7PM…

Gene Hirsch
& Don Wentworth

at East End Book Exchange

As a youngster, Gene Hirsch studied “New” music with Stefan Wolpe. He received an MD degree with an academic career in Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Humanities in Medicine. He has written poetry since medical school with poems appearing in medical journals, anthologies, Crossing Limits, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and others. In 1992, Gene initiated a writing program at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, in which he teaches and has produced five anthologies featuring students and an active poetry community. He has been resident poet at the folk school, Consortium Ethics Program (Univ. Pitt.), and Forbes Hospice. He attends the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange.

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.