Rikki Santer, How to Board a Moving Ship

Poet Rikki Santer has been described as “a rad and ready alchemist who is expert at excavating the universal and the personal in the popular and remixing it all into a glorious concoction that tingles the tongue as it reflects, refreshes and nourishes.”   Her poetry has received many honors including Pushcart and Ohioana and Ohio Poet book award nominations as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.   She is also a member of the teaching artist roster of the Ohio Arts Council, a vice president of the Ohio Poetry Association, and a member of the poetry troupe, Concrete Wink. Please contact her through her website, https://rikkisanter.com.

Rikki Santer’s dazzling How to Board a Moving Ship makes the familiar brilliantly strange again. Neighbors are bears in “golden vanilla coats,” garden gnomes wander, adolescence is electric and ever present, headlines promise life on other planets, and the cruel pageantry of our government is loud as a carnival.  Santer is both a magician and our Virgil, guiding us through each vignette, inviting us to marvel and reminding us that even in an unpredictable and painful world, there is still so much wonder ready for an audience. (Ruth Awad)

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
How to Board a Moving Ship By Rikki Santer, Eileen Cleary (Editor), Martha McCollough (Designed by) Cover Image
By Rikki Santer, Eileen Cleary (Editor), Martha McCollough (Designed by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781736599068
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Published: Lily Poetry Review - September 15th, 2021

Rikki Santer's dazzling How to Board a Moving Ship makes the familiar brilliantly strange again. Neighbors are bears in "golden vanilla coats," garden gnomes wander, adolescence is electric and ever present, headlines promise life on other planets, and the cruel pageantry of our government is loud as a carnival.


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