R198. Pitt Poetry Series Reading: The Florida Connection

Room 25, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Five poets with recent books in the Pitt Poetry Series read from their work.


Denise Duhamel’s most recent book of poetry, Scald. Her book with Julie Marie Wade is The Unrhymables: Collaborations in Prose. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, Duhamel is a professor at FlU in Miami.

Shauna Barbosa's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, The Awl, Colorado Review, No Tokens Journal, The Atlas Review, PANK, and others. She received her MFA from Bennington College. Her first book Cape Verdean Blues is forthcoming in Spring 2018 from Pitt Poetry Series.

Michael Waters's books include The Dean of Discipline, Celestial Joyride, Gospel Night, Darling Vulgarity (L.A. Times Book Prize finalist), and Parthenopi: New & Selected. Recipient of five Pushcart Prizes and NEA, Guggenheim, and Fulbright Fellowships, he teaches at Monmouth University and in the Drew University MFA program.

Peter Meinke is poet laureate of Florida. He directed the Writing Workshop at Eckerd College for tewnty-seven years. He has published eight books in the Pitt Poetry Series, and six books with the University of Tampa Press. His most recent books are Lucky Bones, The Expert Witness, and To Start With, Feel Fortunate.

Barbara Hamby is the author of five books of poems, most recently On the Street of Divine Love (2014) and All-Night Lingo Tango (2009) from the Pitt Poetry Series. She was a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, and her book of short stories, Lester Higata’s 20th Century, won the 2010 Iowa Short Fiction Award.


March 27–30, 2019
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Oregon Convention Center