The Poetry Box LIVE – February Edition!
Saturday, February 10, 2024 @ 4:00 PM (Pacific)
[3pm (Alaskan) / 5pm (Mountain) / 6pm (Central) / 7pm (Eastern)]
Featuring our 2023 Poetry Box Chapbook Prize Winners:
- Richard Jordan (Massachusetts) – author of The Squannacook at Dawn (1st Place)
- Kirsten Morgan (Colorado) – author of Inside Out (2nd Place)
- Carol Barrett (Oregon) – author of Reading Wind (3rd Place)
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About the Featured Poets
A Ph.D. mathematician by training and data scientist by vocation, Richard Jordan has been an avid reader of poetry for almost as long as he can remember and has been writing poetry for twenty years. His poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Tar River Poetry, Rattle (finalist for the 2022 Rattle Poetry Prize), Little Patuxent Review, Sugar House Review, New York Quarterly, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Rappahannock Review and Valparaiso Poetry Review. When not doing math or reading & writing poetry, he is most likely at a river or lake somewhere casting away. He resides in Littleton, Massachusetts, a short drive from the Squannacook River.
You can order Richard’s winning chapbook HERE
Kirsten Morgan has taught poetry to children in an independent school, elders in a lifelong learning program, and clients of The Gathering Place, a day shelter for homeless and impoverished women. She is a longtime member of Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop, has published many poems in literary journals and was a finalist for The Birdy Prize from Meadowlark Press. She is the author of Without Skipping a Beat: A Child’s Heart Transplant Journey, editor of One Day, One Night at a Time: Women Write of Poverty, Homelessness and Hope, and co-editor of An Uncertain Age: Poems by Bold Women of a Certain Age. Kirsten hikes, snowshoes, reads incessantly and writes prose and poetry delightedly, in Denver and snuggled into her house deep in the mountains.
You can order Kirsten’s winning chapbook HERE
Carol Barrett has taught Poetry and Healing courses for several universities, having earned doctorates in both Clinical Psychology and Creative Writing. She began writing poetry to support widows in counseling. Her book Calling in the Bones won the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press, following Drawing Lessons from Finishing Line Press. Carol also published creative nonfiction, Pansies, with Sonder Press, the first book in English about the Apostolic Lutheran community for outsiders.
Growing up, Carol played piano and clarinet; poetry became her music after several years as a choreographer and dancer. An NEA Fellow in Poetry, she has published in a wide range of venues, including JAMA, The Women’s Review of Books, Poetry International, Christian Century, and Poetry Northwest. She also has scholarship in psychology, women’s studies, gerontology, education, and dance and art therapy. She recently began a program at Union Institute & University for students who are ABD, to enable completion of the Ph.D.
You can order Carol’s winning chapbook HERE