Poetry Reading: Lizzie Harris, Jeff Oaks, & Alicia Salvadeo

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Join East End Book Exchange in welcoming poet Lizzie Harris back to Pittsburgh! Jeff Oaks and Alicia Salvadeo will share their work in support.

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LIZZIE HARRIS's debut collection is Stop Wanting (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2014). Her poems appear in All Hollow, Barrow Street, The Carolina Quarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly, Phantom Limb, Sixth Finch and VICE.com. Harris received her MFA from New York University, where she taught creative writing and led a workshop for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was born in southern Arizona, raised in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Brooklyn, where she’s a poetry editor for Bodega Magazine.

JEFF OAKS' newest chapbook, Mistakes with Strangers, was published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2014. His poem "Saint Wrench" was selected for Best New Poets 2012 by Matthew Dickman. He has published poems most recently in Field, Superstition Review, Chelsea Station, Mid American Review, Assaracus, Tupelo Quarterly, and North American Review. His essays have appeared most recently in Kenyon Review Online, At Length and Creative Nonfiction. He teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

ALICIA SALVADEO is the author of two chapbooks, Memory Milk (Diamond Wave Press, 2012) and Err to Narrow (Poetry Society of America, 2014), which was selected by Nick Flynn for the National Chapbook Fellowship. Her poetry and criticism has appeared in publications including Bodega Magazine, Bombay Gin, DIAGRAM, The Portable Boog Reader, Sentence, and The Volta. She is currently organizing the Pittsburgh community project "grlhood," which aims to engage the talents of girls and women in an open conversation about girlhood and produce a collaborative body of writing by the end of 2015.
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