Hemingway’s Café serves poetry in the summer, including Pitt Press poets

Hemingway’s Café at 3911 Forbes Ave. in Oakland, in the heart of Pitt’s main campus, hosts a Summer Poetry Series. Founded by area poet Jimmy Cvetic in the 1970s, Pittsburgh Magazine dubbed it “a grand tradition of Pittsburgh literary culture.”

The series brings together local and nationally known authors every Tuesday night at 8 p.m., from May through July. The events are free, and there is an open mic after the featured readers. Cvetic hosts the readings and poet Joan Bauer curates.

On July 7, Ed Ochester, editor of the Pitt Poetry Series, is among the readers. Ochester also edited American Poetry Now: Pitt Poetry Series Anthology.  He’ll be joined by poets/Pitt professors Terrance Hayes and Judith Vollmer. Nancy Krygowski, author of Velocity, and Jan Beatty, whose latest collection is The Switching/Yard, read earlier this season.

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