November 2013

11 . 7 . 13


On Friday, November 15th, we here at Hyacinth Girl Press are teaming up with the new arts nonprofit Art and Inspiration International for a poetry reading/arts event at the Shaler North Hills Library (1822 Mt. Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA). A whole bunch of our lovely poets are coming into town and we couldn't be more excited to get to hang out with so many of the press poets in one evening!

If you're in the Pittsburgh area join us from 7-9:30pm for poetry by Jessica Cuello, Dan Nowak, Sally Rosen Kindred, Nikki Allen, and Deena November, and music by Essential Machine. Not only is the event free, but there will also be booze. Yup, that's right. Free poetry, music, games, and booze. That's because we at Hyacinth Girl Press love you.

About the Poets

Dan Nowak is the founder and editor at Imaginary Friend Press. His first book, Recycle Suburbia, won the 2007 Quercus Review Poetry Series Award. Dan has also published two chapbooks, Burning the Arson Dictionary (RockSaw Press) and Of a Bed Frame (Accents Publishing) and his chapbook the hows and whys of my failures is forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press. Dan lives in Milwaukee, WI, but considers alternative lives predominantly in the Rust Belt. He also wonders how much lying he can get away with in a bio.

Deena November’s chapbook Dick Wad was released by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2012. Her work has been published by Houghton Mifflin Co. and numerous other presses and journals. She received her MFA in Poetry from Carlow University where she now teaches in the Women’s Studies program and Creative Writing and Communications programs at Robert Morris University.

Sally Rosen Kindred is the author of No Eden (Mayapple Press, 2011) and her most recent chapbook is Darling Hands, Darling Tongue, out from Hyacinth Girl Press this year. She has received fellowships from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and her poems have appeared in Quarterly West, Hunger Mountain, Linebreak, and on Verse Daily. Her next poetry collection, Book of Asters, will be released in February.

Jessica Cuello is the author of the chapbooks Curie (Kattywompus Press, 2011) and By Fire (forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press in 2013!). She won the 2013 New Letters Poetry Prize and her poems have appeared in Tampa Review, LUMINA, RHINO, Comstock Review, and numerous other journals. She lives in Syracuse, NY where she teaches French.

Nikki Allen tends to wear her heart like a ghost sheet. She loves coffee, couscous, clothes pins and many other things that do not begin with the letter C (like the smell of fresh-cut lumber and paper still warm from the printer).