The next poetry reading at the Pen and Pencil Club will be taking place on Sunday July 12th, from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Featured that night are: Therése Halscheid, Mike Cohen, and Charlie O’Hay.
Following their reading, an open mic will take place hosted by Robert Zell.
Below are the poets’ bios:
Therése Halscheid’s new book Frozen Latitudes (Press 53), won HM in the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry. Other collections include Uncommon Geography, Without Home, Powertalk, and a Greatest Hits chapbook award. Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals, among them The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Crab Orchard Review, Natural Bridge. By way of house-sitting, she has lived the life of an itinerant writer. Her travels have taken her from a swamp in the Florida Panhandle to the Arctic north of Alaska, where she lived with and taught an Eskimo Inupiaq tribe. See www.ThereseHalscheid.com.
Mike Cohen hosts Poetry Aloud and Alive at Philadelphia’s Big Blue Marble Book Store. His articles on sculpture appear in the Schuylkill Valley Journal in which he is a contributing editor. He also played Editor Whedon in a Laurel Hill Cemetery production of Spoon River Anthology for the Philly Fringe Festival. Mike has memorized a good deal of his poetry in case a power failure during a reading leaves him in the dark. Mike’s wry writing has appeared in the Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and other journals. His poetic presentations feature humor and drama against a philosophical backdrop. Mike’s poetry can be found at http://mikecohensays.com/ and in his book BETWEEN THE I’S.
Charlie O’Hay’s work has appeared in over 125 literary publications including The New York Quarterly, Cortland Review, Gargoyle, RipRap, and Mudfish. In 1995, he received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in poetry. His two collections of poems—“Far from Luck” (2011) and “Smoking in Elevators” (2014)—are available from Lucky Bat Books.