January 20, 2015: Meeting with Jennifer Richter

The Prose Poem: Thinking Inside the Box
Presented by Jennifer Richter

Jennifer RichterThe prose poem, called a “veritable literary hybrid” by Charles Simic (winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for his book of prose poems The World Doesn’t End), can be very practically useful for tackling those slippery, unruly subjects that have previously eluded you.

Focusing on the form’s brevity, energy, and limitless possibilities, Jennifer will share some of her own published prose poetry and then lead the group in a related writing exercise, asking each writer to consider: How will your poems be liberated when unconstrained by lineation?

Jennifer Richter‘s book Threshold has been a national bestseller and was selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky as an Oregon Book Award Finalist. Richter’s work has appeared in many national publications, including Poetry, Poetry Northwest, The Missouri Review, and A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-five Years of Women’s Poetry. She was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship in Poetry by Stanford University, where she taught in the Creative Writing Program for four years. Richter is currently Visiting Poet in Oregon State University’s MFA Program. She lives in Corvallis with her children and her husband, the novelist Keith Scribner.

To learn more visit: http://jenniferrichterpoet.com/


TUESDAY, January 20, 2015, 6:30-8:30 PM (this is the day AFTER Martin Luther King Day)

Meeting Place

Dennis Hall at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis, OR 97333.

Meeting Format

  • 6:30-6:45 – Networking
  • 6:45-8:15 – WWotR News and Announcements followed by the Program
  • 8:15-8:30 – Networking and Speaker’s Book Sales