Rattlecast #71 features Sarah P. Strong and their new book, The Mouth of Earth. Sarah has appeared in seven issues of Rattle, most recently in this winter's.
Sarah P. Strong is the author of two poetry collections, Tour of the Breath Gallery, winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize (Texas Tech, 2013), and The Mouth of Earth (University of Nevada, forthcoming 2020), and two novels, The Fainting Room (Ig, 2013) and Burning the Sea (Alyson, 2002). Their poems have appeared in many journals, including The Nation, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, Poetry Daily, Rattle, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Sun. They are the recipient of a Connecticut Artist Fellowship Award, a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award from Southwest Review, and their work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sarah teaches creative writing at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford.
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This Week's Prompt:
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate and typically commonplace objects. Write a still life poem.
Next Week's Prompt:
Write a Clogyrnach, a syllabic Welsh form with six-line stanzas. Learn more about it here:
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