Carrie Conners was interviewed by Thomas Fink of Dichtung Yammer. The conversation goes behind the scenes of Luscious Struggle, examining the voice of the narrator character and connecting Conners’ recent and current scholarship to themes in the work. You can read the interview in its entirety here.
Kathi Wolfe is a writer and poet. Her chapbook The Green Light was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013. Wolfe was a finalist in the 2007 Pudding House Publications Chapbook competition. Her chapbook Helen Takes the Stage: The Helen Keller Poems was published by Pudding House in 2008. She is a contributor to Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, an American Library Association Notable Book for 2011 and a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Poetry Anthology-Fall 2011.
Wolfe’s poetry has appeared in Gargoyle, Beltway Poetry Quarterly and other publications. She has appeared on the radio show “The Poet and the Poem,” received a Puffin Foundation grant, and been awarded poetry residencies by Vermont Studio Center.
In 2008, Wolfe was a Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow and a winner of that year’s (Washington DC Transit Authority/Arlington County, VA) Moving Words Poetry Competition. She is a regular contributor to the LGBT newspaper The Washington Blade and a Senior Writer/Columnist with the arts magazine Scene4. In 2014, Wolfe won BrickHouse Books’ Stonewall Chapbook Competition with her work, The Uppity Blind Girl Poems.
“Kathi Wolfe’s poetry navigates loss after loss, complex joy after complex joy, and comes out rinsed clean, with language as sharp as a new blade.” — Rose Solari, author of The Last Girl (poems) and A Secret Woman (novel)
“Humor is a rare quality anywhere but even more so in poetry. In this case, Kathi Wolfe’s Love & Kumquats has not only wit but also compassionate honesty in spades. We meet not only a very uppity blind girl who has quite a way with the ladies, but also Helen Keller herself who is recast in wholly different ways than The Miracle Worker would have you believe. Then Wolfe’s father suddenly reappears after four decades of being dead, and even God scores a horoscope poem!” —Raymond Luczak, author of Flannelwood and A Babble of Objects
It’s not too late to RSVP for the Chelsea Creek release party with Linda Quinlan, winner of the inaugural Wicked Woman Book Prize!
Join us tomorrow at noon at the Arts Club of Washington for a reading from Chelsea Creek, followed by a luncheon. The event is open to the public. The reading is free, but the luncheon requires tickets.
We’ll see you there!
Get your wicked poetry manuscripts ready! The second annual Wicked Woman Book Prize competition will open for submissions on September 3, 2019, and close on January 3, 2020. Esteemed poet Katherine E. Young is this year’s judge. Winners receive $250 and publication of their submitted manuscript by BrickHouse Books.
For more information on submission guidelines, the Wicked Woman theme, this year’s judge, and competitions past, please visit our Wicked Woman Book Prize page.
And don’t forget to join us on September 12 for the Chelsea Creek release party at the Arts Club of Washington! Chelsea Creek by Linda Quinlan was the inaugural winner of the Wicked Woman Book Prize.
The Rainbow Times featured Linda Quinlan for her achievement as winner of the inaugural Wicked Woman Contest. The Boston-based newspaper was founded in 2006 and has a massive monthly readership of 75,000.
Linda’s winning work, Chelsea Creek, will be released this fall with an official release party on September 12th at the Arts Club of Washington.
Carrie Conners, author of Luscious Struggle, was featured in the Dear Ocean reading series, a climate-inspired event presented by the Human Impacts Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Carrie was among a line-up of poets and creators, including Bailey Alejandro Cohen-Vera, Layne Glasgow, I. S. Jones, Monica Lewis, and Mingpei Li. The evening was hosted by the Human Impacts Institute Artist-in-Residence Kwame Opoku-Duku and the Unbnd Collective.
Stay tuned for more readings and events with Carrie through the new year, and an upcoming interview with Carrie from Dichtung Yammer!