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Versify Presents: McNaugher, Stetzer, Taverna, Tutolo
May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us for an amazing night of poetry featuring: Heather McNaugher,Noah Stetzer,Alison Taverna, and Meghan Tutolo!
Meghan Tutolo is an artist with some writing degrees and two smooshy-faced cats. She romances olives and Italian food for a living and teaches composition at a local college. When she isn’t writing or grading, Meghan can be found painting, doodling, watching Forensic Files, playing her guitar or stalking cats on Instagram, noteably Mister Biscuit and Bowie Space Cat. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Weave, Nerve Cowboy and Free State Review among others. Her first chapbook, Little As Living, was published by Dancing Girl Press.
Heather McNaugher is the author of System of Hideouts and two poetry chapbooks, Double Life and Panic & Joy. Her recent poems have appeared in The Cossack Review, Chelsea Street Magazine, Toad, and Really System. She has nonfiction in The Bellevue Literary Review and Fourth Genre. She teaches at Chatham University, where she is the poetry editor of The Fourth River.
Alison Taverna earned her MFA in Poetry and Publishing from Chatham University, where her thesis, If We Keep These Bodies, won the Best Thesis in Poetry award. She serves as Assistant Editor at Autumn House Press and the poetry instructor at Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts High School. Her first chapbook, What Hollywood Taught Me won the 2015 Robin Becker Prize from Seven Kitchens Press
Noah Stetzer is an associate editor at Bull City Press in Durham, NC. In 2016, his poetry book, Because I Can See Needing a Knife, was published by Red Bird Chapbooks. He was a finalist for the Claudia Emerson Poetry Chapbook Award and the 1st Annual Tinderbox Poetry Contest. Noah’s poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has won both the 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award for Poetry and the 39th New Millennium Award for Poetry. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, Green Mountains Review, and Bellevue Literary Review. Noah is a scholarship recipient from the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Writers and from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. www.noahstetzer.com