Don’t miss the Art and Poetry Exhibit at the Okemos Library, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, Michigan. Exhibit opens March 4, 2023. Art and Poetry come together in a special exhibit of art that inspires! Join us as we celebrate the blending of art and words as local poets read poems surrounded by the art they created. A reception will be held on Saturday, March 11 from 2-4 p.m. with poetry reading beginning at 2:30. Refreshments will be provided. The exhibit features local artists and writers Melinda Pope, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, Mary Anna Kruch, Nanette Mathe, Wayne Pope, Pooh Stevenson, Chance Liscomb, Sue Wittick, Cheryl Caesar, Ruelaine Stokes, Chana Kraus-Friedberg, Bobbie Margolis, Freeman King and Deb Brown.
Six Voices in Winter: Poets Speak
Join Mary Fox, Peter Ruark, Charles Lewis, Margaret Krusinga, Sarah Murphy Smith, and Rosalie Sanara Petrouske on Sunday, March 5 at the Grand Ledge District Library from 2-4 PM for Six Voices in Winter: Poets Speak. Enjoy an afternoon of poetry with coffee, conversation, and audience participation. Six poets rotate reading one poem on each general topic presenting different perspectives in a brisk, expressive poetry reading. Registration is required https://www.facebook.com/events/1409955423077939/
Join Rosalie Sanara Petrouske Reading from her new Chapbook “Tracking the Fox” Saturday, February 11, 2023 @7:00 PM
Join Rosalie Sanara Petrouske on The Poetry Box LIVE – February Edition! The reading will celebrate all three winners of The Poetry Box Chapbook, Prize, 2022. This event takes place @7:00 p.m. Eastern time. You must register at this link: https://thepoetrybox.com/live-02112023
Praise for Tracking the Fox:
“The poems in Tracking the Fox unfold at the slow pace of a hike in the woods, inviting the pleasures and joys of nature, while never turning away from the shared struggles and pain of the poet’s Ojibwe heritage. Hers is a fearless language that holds it all, like the black ash basket she weaves with her daughter, welcoming every reader with each personal, conversational, and precise poem. In ‘The Sky I Was Born Under,’ written in homage to U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s piece of the same name, she describes the scene of her own birth, ending with the lines: ‘I wailed for the first time, my voice/ ricocheted in the stillness, / and all the forest creatures paused to listen.’ Tracking the Fox will cause us all to pause and listen to the hard-won work of this poet coming into her own as a Native American woman and mother, promising: ‘we shall let our voices be heard.’”
—James Crews, contest judge poet, editor of How to Love the World
Ladies on a Summer Doorstep
Ladies on a Summer Doorstep: Two local poets will celebrate the month of June and what women do to achieve their worlds. Rosalie Sanara Petrouske and Joyce Benvenuto will pair their poems for an hour of virtual poetry sponsored by the East Lansing Public Library. Both poets have written several books of published poetry.
Join us via Zoom for this live reading. There will be time for an audience talk-back. You may also join via telephone by dialing +1 929 205 6099 and using the meeting ID number 838 3559 5013.https://elpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5eb985605506fd3a003ef8d9
Reo Town Reading Series Volume 14
WATL Poet, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske will read essays and poetry at Blue Owl Coffee, 1149 South Washington Avenue on Thursday, August 29. Other writers reading Thursday night include Casey Bye, Ryan Apple and Gavin Broom. The event is hosted by Matthew Rossi and takes place from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Poet’s Night Out – A Moment in Time
In celebration of National Poetry Month, four local poets—Joyce Benvenuto, Aram Kabodian, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, and Ruelaine Stokes—will give a reading on Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., at the East Lansing Library, 950 Abbot Rd. The theme for the evening will be “A Moment in Time.”
There will be a Q. and A. after the performance, and books will be available for signing. Poet Anita Skeen will serve as moderator.
Benvenuto taught English and creative writing at Haslett Public Schools for 18 years. She is the author of two collections of poetry: A Grand River, and Poem Journey. Her next book of poems about the southwest will be published in the fall.
Aram Kabodian taught English at both middle and high school level for many years with a short stint teaching math. He is a teacher consultant with the Red Cedar Writing Project and leads Spartan Writing Camps for youth through MSU.
Rosalie Sanara Petrouske founded Writing at the Ledges in 2005, a local writing group. She has published poems and essays, her most recent: What We Keep, a chapbook; a poem in the MSU Press anthology; And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017.
Ruelaine Stokes teaches workshops in creative writing and the art of spoken word. She taught English as a Second Language for many years at Michigan State University and Lansing Community College. She currently serves as President of the Lansing Poetry Club. Her poems are featured in Four Against the Wall.