City Books Poetry Reading

City Books Honors National Poetry Month

Join City Books for its first after-hours event in honor of National Poetry Month. The Poetry Reading will feature three local poets reading from their new manuscripts.

Ellen McGrath: Smith has been the recipient of an Orlando Prize, an Academy of American Poets award, a Rainmaker Award from Zone 3 magazine, and a 2007 Individual Artist grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her second chapbook, Scatter, Feed, was published by Seven Kitchens Press in the fall of 2014, and her book, Nobody’s Jackknife, was published this year by the West End Press.

Fred Shaw: Shaw is the author of the chapbook, Argot (Finishing Line Press). His poems have been published in 5AM, Poet Lore, Briar Cliff Review, Permafrost, SLAB, Spry Literary Magazine, Floodwall, Nerve Cowboy, Mason’s Road, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Pittsburgh City Paper, where he currently reviews books.

Robert Walicki: Walicki is the curator of VERSIFY, a monthly reading series in Pittsburgh. His work has appeared in a number of journals including HEArt, Stone Highway Review, Uppagus, The Kentucky Review, Blast Furnace, and on the radio show Prosody. He currently has two chapbooks published: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press, 2015).

The Poetry Reading will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm at City Books, located at 908 Galveston Avenue in neighboring Allegheny West. For more details, visit the City Books Poetry Reading event page.

908 Galveston Avenue 15233