Heather Hartley + Sean Thomas Dougherty: A Conversation In Verse

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Join us Saturday, October 15 for an evening with Heather Hartley and Sean Thomas Dougherty. Readings start at 6pm and are FREE to public.

About our readers:

Heather Hartley is Paris Editor for Tin House magazine and the author of Adult Swim (2016) and Knock Knock (2010) both from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her short fiction, poems, essays and interviews have appeared in or on PBS Newshour, The Guardian, Slice, The Literary Review, Post Road and other venues. Her work has been included in numerous anthologies including Anthology of 12 Women from Carnegie Mellon University Press, Food and Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast and Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House, among other anthologies. She has presented writers at Shakespeare and Company Bookshop, and her column about literary Paris, “Apéritif,” appears on the Tin House website. She has taught creative writing at the American University of Paris and the University of Texas El Paso MFA program.


-Podcast from May 17, 2016 reading at Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France, with Jack Hirschman.
https://shakespeareandcompany.com/podcast/?playlist=350

-Featured poet on radio program “Words on a Wire” on KTEP July 13, 2014 with host Daniel Chacon.
http://ktep.org/post/words-wire-heather-hartley

-Weekly Poem on PBS Newshour at AWP Conference, February 2011, “This is a fugue for the lost art of aching.”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIrf5kusWUg


Sean Thomas Dougherty was born in NYC and grew up in Brooklyn NY, Toledo Ohio and Manchestsean words pictureer NH. He comes from a diverse family with an African American stepfather and a mother of mixed European descent. His extended family, he says, is diverse “as the true face of America.” Publisher’s Weekly describes Sean Thomas Dougherty as “A blue-collar, Rust Belt romantic to his generous, enthusiastic core,” and Dorianne Laux praises him as “the gypsy punk heart of American poetry.”

He is the author of 13 books including All You Ask for is Longing: Poems 1994-2014 (Boa Editions), Scything Grace (2013 Etruscan Press) and Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (2010 BOA Editions) which was a finalist for Binghamton University Milton Kessler’s literary prize for the best book by a poet over 40, and his awards include a Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans, two PA Arts Council Fellowships in Poetry and an appearance in Best American Poetry 2014.

Known for his dynamic readings, he has performed at hundreds of venues, universities and festivals including the Detroit Art Festival, the Dodge Poetry Festival, the Old Dominion Literary Festival and across Albania and Macedonia where he appeared on national television, sponsored by the US State Department. He lives in Erie Pennsylvania, works at Gold Crown Billiards, tours, hustles, and writes poems about stuff that happens in his city between the lake and the highway, and elsewhere, in our wrecked and gloriously ruined and beautiful American lives.
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