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CURRENT NEWS: March 21, 2016

Hello there! Rose here. In the next few months, I’m going to be updating this site to make it more interactive, multi-media, and all-around fun to visit. In the meantime, here are some updates and new gigs to share…looks like National Poetry Month is going to be busy!

My novel, A Secret Woman, is currenlty being adapted into a feature film treament. My new collection of poems, The Last Girl, came out late last year, and was selected as a Publishers Weekly Indie Sleeper Pick. You can order it direct from Alan Squire Publishing here.


Readings and Appearances:

Saturday, April 2, 2:00 p.m., at the Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford, England: I will make a return appearance to my favorite literary festival, this time on a panel with poet and translator Katherine E. Young, on a panel entitled, "Wayfaring Strangers: Two American Poets on Identity Beyond Borders." The panel will chaired by the BBC's Bill Heine. Check here for details.

Monday, April 4, 6:00 p.m., at The Suffolk Anthology Bookshop, Cheltenmham, England: Katherine and I will take our "Wayfaring Strangers" program to a fabulous indie bookstore. Check here for more information.

Saturday, April 16, 1:00 p.m., at the CityLit Festival, Baltimore, Maryland: I will host a reading and conversation on "John Keats: Tragic Hero of Romanticism" with poets and Keats scholars Sir Andrew Motion and Stanley Plumly. Check here for more information.

Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday April 28, at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Arizona: I am so happy to be returning to the Piper Center, this time for a two-day residency with poets Valerie Bandura and Jeredith Merrin. On Wednesday, I'll lead a discussion on the research that went into my novel, A Secret Woman; On Thursday, Valerie, Jeredith and I will share an afternoon panel and an evening reading.  Visit the Piper Center site for more details.


About me:

Rose Solari is the author of three full-length collections of poems, The Last Girl, Orpheus in the Park, and Difficult Weather, as well as the multi-media play Looking for Guenevere, an Arthurian retelling. A Secret Woman is her first novel.

She has lectured and taught writing workshops at many institutions, including the University of Maryland, St. John's College, Annapolis, the Jung Society of Washington, and The Centre for Creative Writing, Kellogg College, Oxford, England. Her work as a journalist includes positions as staff writer and editor for Common Boundary Magazine and for SportsFan Magazine, the latter of which she also helped to found. Her awards include the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, The Columbia Book Award, and an EMMA award for Excellence in journalism.

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Rose currently serves onthe Advisory Panel of the Centre for Creative Writing, Kellogg College, Oxford, England. She is at work on a critical study of 20th century British and American poetry as well as a new novel.


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