SCW Reading: Philip Metres and Paul Hertneky
Phillip Metres is the author of Pictures at an Exhibition (2016), Sand Opera (2015), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (2015), To See the Earth (2008), and others. His work has garnered a Lannan fellowship, two NEAs, the Hunt Prize, Arts & Letters, two Arab American Book Awards, the Cleveland Arts Prize and a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant. He is professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland.
Paul Hertneky has written stories, essays, and scripts for The Boston Globe, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, NBC News, The Comedy Channel, Gourmet, Eating Well, Bon Appetit, Traveler's Tales, The Exquisite Corpse, NPR, Public Radio International, Adbusters, and many more for more than twenty-five years. Serving in foodservice in the U.S. and Europe as a cook, bartender, waiter, winemaker, and journalist covering the US Culinary Olympic Team, he has won a Solas Award for travel writing and two James Beard Award nominations. His memoir, RUST BELT BOY: Stories of an American Childhood (Bauhan 2016), takes a deep dive into the food of his youth. A graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, he serves on the faculty of Chatham University and lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.
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