Poetry Night with Sandy Feen and Rikki Santer

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Sandra Feen currently works as an independent poetry and urban fiction editor, and has been a featured reader in venues in and out of Ohio for over 30 years. In addition, she performs work by Holocaust writers in Susan Millard Schwarz's Anahata Music Project. Sandy has a BFA in Creative Writing and a BS in Education from Bowling Green State University, as well as an MA in Literature from Wright State University. She was one of twelve teachers selected for a National Endowment of the Arts first "Change Course" program through Wright State University's Institute on Writing and Its Teaching. Her publications include Cap City Poets: Columbus and Central Ohio's Best Known, Read, and Requested Poets, Pudding Magazine, Pudding House Gang, The Ides of March, Poetry Motel, Everything Stops and Listens, and Elastic Ekphrastic. A collection of her poems was named finalist for The Lascaux Review’s 2018 Lascaux Poetry Prize. Her book, Fragile Capacities: School Poems (NightBallet Press 2018), which was nominated for the Ohioana Book Award, highlights her 32-year teaching career in an urban school system. Her poem “Palms Monday” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  Her forthcoming book is titled Meat and Bone.

Rikki Santer's Dodge, Tuck, Roll is filled with poems that slow us down and speed us up with puns, formal patterns, keen insights, and striking images. As the opening poem tells us: “You dodge and tuck and roll under the whirling death / girder. You do the trick you pose you smile—applause.”  Rikki Santer is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Grimm andThe Main Street Rag.Shehas five previously published poetry collections:  Front NineKahiki Redux, Clothesline LogicFishing for Rabbits, andMake Me That Happy.