We had a wonderful time at Flagger College in St. Augustine, FL, teaching a workshop for the PoetFest called Everything’s a Song: Transcending Time and Space in Poetry. We used a poem from each of the collections illustrated in the bibliography here (including a sneak preview at my upcoming book) to talk about the inner landscape implied in each poem, as well as ways to suss out our own landscape for each poem and our work as a whole. I strongly recommend each of these books to you!
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Glenda Bailey-Mershon is the author of the novel Eve’s Garden (Twisted Road, 2014), the story of three generations of Romani women surviving in North Georgia, USA, during the 1960s. She is also the author of Weaver’s Knot: Poems (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2023) and other poetry titles, including sa-co-ni-ge/blue smoke: poems from the Southern Appalachians (Jane’s Stories) and Bird Talk: Poems (Wild Dove). A founder of the nonprofit, Jane’s Stories Press Foundarion, which presents the Clara Johnson Award for Women’s Literature, she edited four of their anthologies, the latest being Bridges and Borders, featuring immigrant women writers.
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