Rattlecast #76 features Jennifer Jean and her new book, Object Lesson.
Jennifer Jean's poetry collections include OBJECT LESSON (Lily Books) and THE FOOL (Big Table). She's also released the teaching resource book OBJECT LESSON: A GUIDE TO WRITING POETRY (Lily Books). Her poetry, prose, and co-translations have appeared in: Poetry Magazine, Waxwing Journal, Rattle Magazine, Crab Creek Review, DMQ Review, Green Mountains Review, On the Seawall, Salamander, The Common, and more. She's been awarded a Peter Taylor Fellowship from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, a Disquiet FLAD Fellowship from Dzanc Books, and an Ambassador for Peace Award from the Women's Federation for World Peace. As well, she is the translations editor at Talking Writing Magazine, a consulting editor at the Kenyon Review, a co-translator of Arabic poetry and organizer for the Her Story Is collective, the founder of Free2Write Poetry Workshops for Trauma Survivors. Jennifer is the new Manager of the Fine Arts Work Center's 24 Pearl Street Online Writing Program; and she lives in Peabody MA with her family.
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As always, we'll also include live open mic for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. For details on how to participate, either via Skype or by phone, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/
This Week's Prompt:
Dictionary.com named pandemic its Word of the Year for 2020. Users of the online dictionary elected unprecedented as the People’s Choice 2020 Word of the Year. Write a poem using both of these words.
Next Week's Prompt:
Write an alphabet poem, a type of acrostic poem in which the first letter of each line spells out the alphabet. If you’re up for more of a challenge, write a double alphabet: the last letter of each line also spells out the alphabet, but in reverse order.
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