Work from my poetry collection Flatlands is being featured each day this week (Nov. 19-23) on Sundress Publications' blog as part of "The Wardrobe," a special series that highlights the work of women writers. Check it out here.
My article, "Beloved 'Yous' In the News: Juliana Spahr's This Connection of Everyone With Lungs," is in the current issue of The Writer's Chronicle, published by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. If you're a member of AWP, you can log in to your account to read the article here. To read an abstract for the article, please see my scholarly articles page.
I'll be leading a writing workshop on the theme of place with poets Matt McBride and Marge Saiser at the Writer's Place in Kansas City, MO on Saturday September 8th. We'll be offering three lessons for the price of one workshop! Appropriate for all poets regardless of experience level! Here's the description:
"Write Where You Live" will jump-start your poetry via three lessons exploring the theme of place. In "Mining the Landscape," Ruth Williams will help you tap into the metaphoric potential of geography. Matt McBride's "Remembering Imaginary Places" will teach you how to use description to create compelling imaginary worlds. In "Place: From a Slightly Different Angle," Marge Saiser will guide you in the art of choosing an angle from which to approach your poem's subject matter. In addition to a discussion of craft, each lesson will feature a writing exercise designed to help you generate new work. With the remaining time, we'll invite participants to share the work they've generated.
To Register, visit the Writer's Place website.
Split Lip Magazine featured me as part of their "From the Writing Desk Of" series. I had way too much fun writing about the random items on my desk and the way I organize my space. If you're curious, check it out!
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Feb. 28: Reading @ Plains Writers Series, Wayne, NE
Apr. 2: Salina Public Library Poetry Series, Salina, KS
Apr. 6: Fremont Library, Fremont, NE
Aug. 4: Poets in PJs Reading Online Reading Series, Sundress Press