extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Mary Ann Samyn - March 25 - Johnstown

Mary Ann Samyn, award winning poet, will appear at 7:30 PM Thursday, March 25 in the J Irving Whalley Memorial Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown campus.

Samyn is the author of Rooms by the Sea (chapbook, Kent State University Press), Captivity Narrative (Ohio State University), Inside the Yellow Dress, Purr, and Beauty Breaks In.

Samyn's appearance is part of a poetry series begun in 2004 and made possible by a generous endowment from UPJ alumna Esther Goldhaber Jcovitz. Previous poets have included Lynn Emanuel, Terrance Hayes, Nick Flynn, Thomas Lux, Marilyn Chin, J. Allyn Rosser, and Mark Halliday.

An Associate Professor in the MFA creative writing program at West Virginia University (where she has won awards as an outstanding teacher and researcher), Samyn's poetry has appeared in many of our nation's best literary journals. She has also been awarded the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the James Wright Prize, and a Pushcart Prize.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. A book signing will follow.