Jennifer Grotz & Martha Rhodes
Tuesday, September 25, 2012*
3:30PM, “The Writer’s Story,” Garfield Book Company
5:30PM, Reading, Regency Room, Anderson University Center
Jennifer Grotz has published two books of poems: The Needle (Houghton Mifflin, 2011) and Cusp (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), which received the Bakeless Prize for poetry. Her translations of Patrice de La Tour du Pin, entitled The Psalms of All My Days, are forthcoming in 2013 from Carnegie Mellon University Press. She teaches poetry and translation at the University of Rochester, where she also serves as the Poetry Editor for Open Letter Books, and since 2006 she has been the assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies such as New England Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Tri Quarterly, American Poetry Review, Poetry Daily, and Best American Poetry 2000 and 2009.
Martha Rhodes is the author of four collections of poetry: At the Gate, Perfect Disappearance, Mother Quiet, and most recently, The Beds. Her poems have been published widely in such journals as Agni, Columbia, Fence, New England Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, and TriQuarterly. She has also been anthologized widely, her work appearing in Agni: 30 Years, Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women, Poem in Your Pocket (a publication of the Academy of American Poets), and It’s Not You, It’s Me. Rhodes has taught at Emerson College, New School University, and University of California at Irvine. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Rhodes is the director of Four Way Books in New York City and the director of The Frost Place Festival and Conference on Poetry.