PBQ: Joanne Leva, Lauren Yates, Megan Gillespie, and Joe Costal

Monday, July 10, 2017

Painted Bride Quarterly presents:

Author of the poetry collection, Eve Would Know (2017), published by Kelsay Books, Joanne Leva is an advocate for creative writing and community service. She is founder and Executive Director of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program (MCPL) and founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tekpoet, an online poetry manuscript services company. Go to Tekpoet.com to learn more.

Lauren Yates is a Philadelphia-based poet and graduate student. In 2012, Lauren earned her B.A. in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working toward her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Temple University. Lauren’s work is forthcoming in Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Hermeneutic Chaos, and Rust + Moth. For more information, visit http://www.laurentyates.com/

Megan Gillespie’s work has appeared in The Florida Review, New Delta Review, and Cimarron Review. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize nomination and fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Millay Colony for the Arts, where she will be completing a residency in the fall. She is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. By day, she is a businesswoman and a mom.

Joe Costal is the 2017 Grub Street Boston Muse & Marketplace Visiting Writer fellow. His work is forthcoming or has recently appeared in THE MAINE REVIEW, PONDER REVIEW, QUIRK BOOKS and PIF MAGAZINE. His blog, ‘Daddy Film School’ subjects his four children to old films and records the ensuing hilarity or abject confusion. Joe’s writing has also won distinctions from Rider University’s Hispanic Writers Workshop, BARRELHOUSE, Wesleyan University & BLACK HEART MAGAZINE. He teaches writing at Stockton University. Joe wants world peace and a romper that brings out his eyes. Say Hi: JoeCostal.com or @JoeCostal.


Hosted by Paul Siegell and http://pbqmag.org/


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