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Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (forthcoming from W.W. Norton), selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She was the 2008-09 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and currently teaches at Western Michigan University, where she is a doctoral associate and King/Chávez/Parks Fellow. Visit her website at http://www.tracibrimhall.com/
The Writer's Life bids Traci a fond farewell with best wishes on the next phase of her writing journey, with heartfelt gratitude f...
Traci discusses happiness and grief and the language and meaning of both for the poet: "Happiness is a moment; pain endures in us....
Traci shares the experience of the launch of her new book of poems, Our Lady of the Ruins and brings to light some of the bigger l...
Traci looks back on the last year and notices what has bloomed: "As great as the last year has been, as much as I’ve enjoyed tra...
Traci hits the road again—this time Bethesda and Washington D.C.—to read from her new book of poems, our lady of the ruins. Ch...
Traci celebrates the first stirrings of spring on the Vernal Equinox with the upcoming release of her new book of poems, Our Lady ...
Traci shares her adventures at AWP-Chicago and some advice for making the most of it: "I’d like to say the trick to survival is ...
Traci participates in Kalamazoo's Artifactory, “An annual collision between poetry and artifacts," and shares what she took away...
Traci shares her thoughts on sharing poems and the conversations that develop out of the interactions of text: "a national convers...
Traci takes poetry into the coziness and intimacy of the living room with an in-home poetry salon: "There’s no definitive struct...
Traci offers ideas for titling poems—a sometimes elusive and difficult task. "Even after a poem has been through a dozen drafts,...
Traci reveals the impetus to her life journey of writing: "I needed to love something badly enough to change my life, and that thi...
Traci inspires you to invite the magic of the muse! "Magic we court, magic we covet, magic we desire to induce in ourselves. I thi...
Traci shares some of her writing practice and in the process reveals how the writer needs to find her own means into the work.
Traci offers advice on manuscript poem selections—lessons she's learned through her own work and that of other poets.