Let Go The Goat
Let Go The Goat
Katie Hartsock
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Katie Hartsock

Episode 13

An interview with Katie Hartsock where we discuss how students become interested in poetry. What is erasure poetry and can it be a poem and worth pursuing.

About Katie Hartsock – Katie Hartsock grew up around Youngstown, Ohio, where Mill Creek Park remains one of her favorite places in the world. She is the author of Wolf Trees (2023) and  Bed of Impatiens (2016), both from Able Muse Press. She is an associate professor of English at Oakland University, where she teaches creative writing, English literature, and classical mythology. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband and their two young sons.

Her work appears in journals such as Kenyon Review, Ecotone, POETRY, 32 Poems, Thrush,  The Greensboro Review, Arion, Iron Horse Literary Review, Pleiades, MER, Oxford Poetry, RHINO, Dappled Things, Nimrod, and Rattle’s Poets Respond, and is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review,  The New Criterion,  Birmingham Poetry Review, Image, and Plume.  Her current projects include The Iliad Rewilded, a hybrid text combining translation with vignettes of the epic’s ancient audiences and creative commentary.  Selections of her translations of Homer appeared in Exchanges: Journal of Literary Translation.

She holds a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University. Her dissertation was entitled, “The Past Like Never Before: Classical Women in Revisionary Poetry from Euripides and Ovid to H.D., Rita Dove, and Carol Ann Duffy.”  She received a MFA from the University of Michigan, where she received the major Hopwood award in poetry, and a BA in English Literature with a minor in Classics from the University of Cincinnati. She served as the editor of #WordsForResilience, a community literary project addressing the Covid-19 pandemic from Oakland University’s Center for Public Humanities. She has taught at Northwestern University and University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers Program.

About Mike Rippy – Mike has worked in the art museum industry for over 20 years and the visual arts for over 30. Through LGTG, Mike will be sharing his own burgeoning journey into a deeper understanding of poetry so that others who may be curious but intimidated by the medium may feel less apprehensive.

Image by Lisa Mancuso Horn

Let Go The Goat
Let Go The Goat
Traveling through the Wilderness of Poetry