Two Sides to the Poet’s Life: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Submitting
to a Literary Journal & Writing Ekphrastic Poems
In Other Words Community Center 14 NE Killingsworth Street Portland, OR
April 17, 2012
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Figures of Speech, VoiceCatcher is proud to offer this poetry workshop led by Kelli Russell Agodon and Susan Rich, two award-winning poets and editors from Seattle, WA.
These dynamic workshop leaders will share a behind-the-scenes look at how to submit your poetry to literary journals and offer you tips to help you get your work accepted. Then they will help you generate ekphrastic poems–new work inspired by art. This is a rare opportunity to explore both sides of the creative life–submissions and inspiration. All levels of poets are welcome–from emerging to already published.
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Susan Rich is the author of three collections of poetry: The Alchemist’s Kitchen which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the Foreword Prize, Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographer’s Tongue. She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Her honors include an Artist Trust Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa. She has worked as a staff person for Amnesty International, an rich supervisor in Bosnia Herzegovina, and a human rights trainer in Gaza and the West Bank. She lived in the Republic of Niger as a Peace Corps volunteer, later moving to South Africa to teach at the University of Cape Town.
Rich lives in Seattle and teaches at Highline Community College, where she runs the reading series, Highline Listens: Writers Read Their Work.
Kelli Russell Agodon is a poet, writer, essayist, and editor from the Northwest.
She is the author the award-winning collection of poems, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, which won ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Prize in Poetry and was also a Finalist for the Washington State Book Award.
She is the editor of Seattle’s Crab Creek Review and the co-founder of Two Sylvias Press.
She lives in Washington State with her family where she is an avid mountain biker, kayaker, and hiker. She loves dessert, but despises cheesecake.