Emerging from Place & Other News

No, I have not melted into a puddle from another heatwave.  I just finished up my Chautauqua poetry workshop #1 for the summer.  Under the direction of poet Maggie Anderson, I studied sense of place.  I’m always happy if I can get one good draft from a one week poetry workshop, and this past week I have three.  Next week, I will be working under poet Stephen Haven.

In other news, have you read the newest issue of Boxcar Poetry Review?  There’s a great conversation between Suzanne Frischkorn and Brent Goodman about first books.  Take a look.

Finally, and this is really great news, Paula Bohince’s second book of poetry titled The Children will be released from Sarabande Books in 2012.  Fans of The Scrapper Poet know how much I loved Paula’s first book, Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods, so I’m excited about this new collection (even though I have to wait until 2012). 


  1. suzanne Said:

    Thanks for the shout out, Karen!

  2. Sara Said:

    Maggie is great for making you do more than you think you can! I took a 3 week workshop with her a couple summers ago. At the end of week two, she told me I hadn’t produced enough new material and needed to turn in 10 pages by Monday. Those ten pages became the backbone of Flood Year.

  3. Glad you are writing Karen!

  4. Karen Said:

    Thanks everyone for stopping by…Sara, I need more Maggies in my life!

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