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
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Award-winning Native American poets Gordon Henry, Jr. & Mark Turcotte will be featured in “We are the Wind,” a special program celebrating Native American Heritage Month on Sunday, Nov. 20th at 4 PM. They will be joined by local Native poets, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, and Zoe Johnson. The program will take place at the University United Methodist Church (UUMC) Sanctuary, 1120 South Harrison Road, East Lansing (across from MSU and directly north of Trowbridge Shopping Center.)The program is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available behind the church.
This program is made possible by an Artists in the Community Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and sponsored by the Lansing Poetry Club. For more information, read this article which recently appeared in City Pulse regarding the poets and the program: https://www.lansingcitypulse.com/stories/local-events-celebrate-poetry-during-native-american-heritage-month,28873?fbclid=IwAR0e7HLF8fmCS9Ls6-s32ER1HoUkMEWgpRoN0TKHemg4XXXYcdHqalMDGQ0
WATL Writer Published in Blue Mountain Review
WATL Poet, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske is pleased to have her poem “Black Ash Basket” appear in the June 2021 issue of The Blue Mountain Review: The Southern Collective Experience. Enjoy Rosalie’s poem on pp. 230-231 of the journal along with the full issue at this link: https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/bluemountainreviewjune2021?fbclid=IwAR2DrsB2jICF5Hd4yZgK2yReQIz8Byb-2qzGXr2s4t9yQFjxaTcYz9VNnEA
Rosalie said the poem was inspired by an evening she spent with her daughter learning the traditional weaving art of making a black ash basket from a 5th generation Ojibwe weaver. “It was a magical night where both my daughter and I felt closer to the traditions and heritage of our culture,” she said.
2020 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize Finalist
Congratulate WATL Author Rosalie Sanara Petrouske for placing as one of Six Finalists in the 2020 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. Enjoy her poem “Eating Corn Soup Under the Strawberry Moon.”
Rosalie said that she wrote this poem after a visit to Beaver Island the summer of 2019 where she enjoyed several bowls of traditional corn soup during the time of the Strawberry Moon. https://www.culturalweekly.com/rosalie-sanara-petrouske-eating-corn-soup-under-the-strawberry-moon/
Lake of the Clouds
Enjoy this short essay by WATL author, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske published in the Silver Birch Press LANDMARKS series. This excerpt is from a longer work titled Lost in Solitude, which she wrote after her stay as Artist-in-Residence in the Porcupine Mountains AIRP program. https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2020/07/21/cloud-peak-by-rosalie-sanara-petrouske-landmarks-series/
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
Purple Flower Drawings for Inspiration and Ideas
Check out Writing at the Ledges Poet Rosalie Sanara Petrouske’s photograph and poem that recently appeared on the #iCreateDaily website at https://www.icreatedaily.com/purple-flower-drawings/?fbclid=IwAR0kEOEAxx2f4niQs5RMVCNAcKyNmA8JwzG1figAWSMfjgrkd6A5xpHySzY
Sky Island Journal
Check out the Winter 2020 issue of Sky Island Journal and enjoy Rosalie Sanara Petrouske’s poem “True North.” https://www.skyislandjournal.com/issues#/issue-11-winter-2020/