Friends of Roethke Virtual Spring Reading Series Presents

Roethke’s Garden: Bringing Poets Together

Posted In: Culture, ,   By: Robert E Martin

13th March, 2021     0

The Friends of Theodore Roethke Foundation will start that Virtual Spring Reading Series on Tuesday, March 16th, at 7 PM with readings by Rosie King and Robert Fanning.

Rosie King was born in Saginaw, Michigan. Lucky to have Theodore Roethke’s sister, June, for 9th grade English, she went east to Wellesley College, west in the 60’s for graduate school, and taught the beginning poetry workshop at UC Santa Cruz in the 80’s while finishing a dissertation on the poetry of HD. Her first book, Sweetwater, Saltwater, was published by Hummingbird Press in 2007, a second collection, Time and Peonies, came out in 2017, also with Hummingbird, and seven of her poems were read by Garrison Keillor on Writer’s Almanac. She’s grateful to be living and writing where she first landed in Santa Cruz, in a house with a garden by the beach where poets like to meet.

Robert Fanning is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: Severance (Salmon Poetry, 2019), Our Sudden Museum (Salmon Poetry, 2017), American Prophet (Marick Press, 2009), and The Seed Thieves (Marick Press, 2006), as well as two chapbooks: Sheet Music (Three Bee Press, 2015) and Old Bright Wheel (The Ledge Press, 2001). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, The Atlanta Review, Waxwing, Thrush, The Cortland Review, and many other journals. He is a Professor of English at Central Michigan University and the founder and facilitator of the Wellspring Literary Series in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Please make $5.00 reservations online @ or respond to info@friendsofroethke. To make a reservation and send a check to FOTR, PO Box 6001, Saginaw, MI 48608 Zoom address will be sent to you.  Proceeds will help Save the Stone House.


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