Photo by Ryan Jones, 2015
       
     
Creative Collaboration
       
     
"Of this world, I am a little part reaching outward." -William Stafford
       
     
"Body, I need/ you. Body, I Sing/ you onto the page"
       
     
       
     
 Features new poems by Ted Kooser, Robert Bly, Toi Derricotte, Kim Stafford, Molly Peacock, Jeff Gundy, and many others who are inspired by--and who wrestle with--William Stafford's lessons and legacy.  
       
     
Book launch: A RITUAL TO READ TOGETHER
       
     
       
     
 Reading in Athens, OH. Photo by Kari Peterson.
       
     
2015 Literary Citizenship Festival, Otterbein U.
       
     
 Working with area high school students, Otterbein University.
       
     
What does it mean to be a "literary citizen"?
       
     
 Photo by Ryan Jones, 2015
       
     

Photo by Ryan Jones, 2015

Creative Collaboration
       
     
Creative Collaboration

Since my high school days, I've pursued projects fueled by collaboration between the arts. How might dancers, sculptors, sound artists, playwrights, and poets strengthen and widen a story, emotion, or concept together?  

(photo): by Astrid Kaemmerling from "This morning, I leave the house," Grand Rapids MI, an installation by artists Astrid Kaemmerling and Danielle Wyckoff. "All Day, I let the house" by Becca J.R. Lachman (originally published in Consequence Magazine).

Listen:
-selections, "
pie poems" series (from Other Acreage) on Vimeo. These video pieces are in collaboration with artists Melissa Haviland and David Colagiovanni.
-2014 New Books in Literature author interview hosted by Eric LeMay.
 

"Of this world, I am a little part reaching outward." -William Stafford
       
     
"Of this world, I am a little part reaching outward." -William Stafford

photo by Becca J.R. Lachman
Crane Hollow Preserve, SE Ohio 

"Body, I need/ you. Body, I Sing/ you onto the page"
       
     
"Body, I need/ you. Body, I Sing/ you onto the page"

from "The World From Up Here," The Apple Speaks
photo: Otterbein University 

       
     
 Features new poems by Ted Kooser, Robert Bly, Toi Derricotte, Kim Stafford, Molly Peacock, Jeff Gundy, and many others who are inspired by--and who wrestle with--William Stafford's lessons and legacy.  
       
     

Features new poems by Ted Kooser, Robert Bly, Toi Derricotte, Kim Stafford, Molly Peacock, Jeff Gundy, and many others who are inspired by--and who wrestle with--William Stafford's lessons and legacy.  

Book launch: A RITUAL TO READ TOGETHER
       
     
Book launch: A RITUAL TO READ TOGETHER

Powell's Books, Portland OR
photo: Powell's Books

       
     
 Reading in Athens, OH. Photo by Kari Peterson.
       
     

Reading in Athens, OH. Photo by Kari Peterson.

2015 Literary Citizenship Festival, Otterbein U.
       
     
2015 Literary Citizenship Festival, Otterbein U.

An interactive series of readings and discussions about what it means to build a literary life, the festival featured some of the Creative Writing Program's most successful recent alumni, all of whom read from their work, participated in an "Inside the Writer's Studio" live interview, and led our explorations in a Literary Citizenship Symposium with area high school students, community members, and college students.

(L to R) Terry Hermsen, Jen Knox, Jennifer Roberts, Becca J.R. Lachman, Chuck Salmons, Ladan Osman. Photo: Otterbein University.

 Working with area high school students, Otterbein University.
       
     

Working with area high school students, Otterbein University.

What does it mean to be a "literary citizen"?
       
     
What does it mean to be a "literary citizen"?

At Literary Citizenship Festival, guest writer, Otterbein University.

Photo courtesy of Otterbein University's Office of Alumni.