(This news courtesy of Ted Webb of Morgantown Writers Group)
What: A Poetry Reading
Who: Pittsburgh poets Michael Simms and Richard St. John
When: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7:30pm
Where: The Zenclay Gallery (2862 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV)
Why: To feed your soul!
Michael Simms is the founder and editor-in-chief of Autumn House Press, a Pittsburgh-based publisher of fine editions of poetry and fiction. He is the author of five collections of poetry: Black Stone, The Happiness of Animals, The Fire-Eater, Migration, and Notes on Continuing Light, as well as the co-author of The Longman Dictionary and Handbook of Poetry. He teaches poetry and publishing in the Master of Fine Arts Program at Chatham University. Michael lives with his wife Eva and their two children in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood overlooking downtown Pittsburgh and the Monongahela River.
Richard St. John's book of poems, The Pure Inconstancy of Grace, was published in 2005 by Truman State University Press. His work has also appeared in Sewanee Review, Poet Lore and Carolina Quarterly, as well as other periodicals and anthologies. Rick is Executive Director for Autumn House Press, a national, nonprofit literary press, based in Pittsburgh. He received degrees in English from Princeton University and the University of Virginia. In 2002, he completed a mid-career Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University. He lives in the Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh with his wife Kate.