AWP 2017: It Takes a Village

In February 2017, the RCAH Center for Poetry staff made the trek to Washington, D.C. for AWP. We thought the trip was worthy of some reflection. Edited 5/8/17 to include additional reflections. Day one: Director Anita Skeen leads the way into the vastness that is the AWP Bookfair. See more snapshots of the adventure on Instagram.   Anita Skeen,Continue reading “AWP 2017: It Takes a Village”

Poem of the Week: “The First Book,” by Rita Dove

  The First Book ~ by Rita Dove   Open it.   Go ahead, it won’t bite. Well…maybe a little.   More a nip, like. A tingle. It’s pleasurable, really.   You see, it keeps on opening. You may fall in.   Sure, it’s hard to get started; remember learning to use   knife and fork?Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “The First Book,” by Rita Dove”

Center for Poetry Holds Edible Book Contest

On April 1st, the Center for Poetry held its annual Edible Book Contest, inspired by the International Edible Book Festival. Special thanks to RCAH Communications Manager Katie Wittenauer for being our guest judge, and to the Roethke House in Saginaw, Michigan for contributing prizes and a magnificent cake inspired by Theodore Roethke’s children’s book PartyContinue reading “Center for Poetry Holds Edible Book Contest”