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.
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
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
The geography and geology of the Sleeping Bear Dunes will be the focus of writer Rosalie Sanara Petrouske’s work during her May 15 – 28 artist residency with the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Petrouske, a resident of Grand Ledge, Michigan, will spend two weeks working on a series of haiku poems inspired by the area’s lakes and the dunes.
Each of the GAAC’s artist-residents offer a conversational presentation at the end of their stay. The presentations begin at noon at the GAAC. They are free, and open to the public. On May 27 Petrouske will discuss poems written in both traditional and modern haiku forms – an ancient, Japanese poetic form concerned with the natural world — and the poems she is editing for a volume of poems.
Since the 1990s, the GAAC has welcomed visiting artists who want to immerse themselves in their work. The GAAC’s AIR program offers up to seven, creative practitioners a two-week respite from their daily lives in order to focus on a new idea that needs space, or to develop an on-going project. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org/EVENTS. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.
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.
“In a Time of Ghosts: We Celebrate the Season” brings us another poetry duet from Rosalie Petrouske and Joyce Benvenuto who will give a virtual reading, Thurs. October 22, 7 p.m. (E.S.T.) On the one hand, it is almost Halloween—this puts us in the mood for twilight images, but also, we shall be wrapped in golden autumn, so this too offers another side of poetry. Join us via Zoom to attend this virtual event. Or you may dial 929 205 6099 and use the meeting ID 891 5302 1203 to attend by telephone.
This event is sponsored by the East Lansing Public Library.
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/
Six women poets will present Six Voices in Winter: Women Speak, a poetry reading to entertain and warm the heart on a cold February night. The six women have picked five subjects and will rotate reading one poem on each subject in a quick-paced, expressive poetry reading. The group will add coffee, conversation and audience participation for a night of fun and ideas. The reading will take place on Wednesday, February 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Okemos Public Library, 4321 Okemos Road.
Join authors, Randy D. Pearson, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, Lori Hudson (aka Judith Wade), G.S. Scott and Brigette Thornes for the 46th Annual Island Art Fair, Saturday August 3, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Second Island in Grand Ledge. There will be over 100 artists and craftsmen, musical entertainment, food and drink, Riverboat Rides, Free Admission and Parking. Come visit Historic Grand Ledge and also your favorite Writing at the Ledges authors on Saturday.
Poetry from the Fragments of Life
Workshop Leaders Mary Fox and Rosalie Sanara Petrouske
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Portland District Library, 334 Kent Street, Portland, MI 48875, 517- 647-2738
This two-session workshop is suitable for teens or adults. In the first session, we will explore some ways to draw from the ordinary moments of life to create poetry. Workshop participants should bring writing material (or a laptop) and be prepared to write during the two-hour session. During the first session, we hope to give you the start to two or three poems.
In session two, we will look at ways to edit, revise, improve your poems to polish them, and provide some general tips on presenting them in their best form. We will provide participants with some resources for publishing poems or presenting them to audiences.
With the group, and Corey Grummick, we will come up with a day or evening for a celebration of poetry to share with the community.
Mary Fox is author of Waiting for Rain and the upcoming Reading Lessons (Finishing Line Press. She was co-editor of Promptly Speaking, a Writing at the Ledges anthology. She, along with Alan Harris (Fall Ball and Hospice Bed Conversations, FPL), and Rosalie Sanara Petrouske (A Postcard From My Mother and What We Keep, FLP) established, the annual Lansing area Ritzenhein Emerging Poet Award with the Lansing Poetry Club and Finishing Line Press. Mary currently serves as the Lansing Poetry Club secretary and the Ritzenhein Coordinator.