August 3 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
Suzanne Rhodes Book Launch and Q&A
Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading by Suzanne Rhodes from her latest poetry collection, Flying Yellow, followed by a Q&A. This event will be held over Zoom; register to attend the live Zoom webinar. There will also be a recording available on the Muse YouTube channel after the event.
About the book:
Rhodes never proselytizes, but is a vessel of breathtaking light, a “flying yellow day” amid the dark currents of the past that swirl in some form in all of us … By her attentive example, Rhodes reminds us to be both student and teacher in this brief-burning life, to notice the plain robin, the wasting deer, an aunt’s “vine-veined hands,” the “ruby notes” of summer peaches, the patient wait to view the great crested flycatcher.
About the author: Suzanne Underwood Rhodes is a poet, author and teacher now living in Fayetteville, Arkansas after moving there from Virginia Beach. Her latest poetry collection, Flying Yellow, was released by Paraclete Press in April. Other books of poetry and lyrical prose include What a Light Thing, This Stone, Weather of the House, Hungry Foxes, and others. Her poems have won several awards and were nominated for the Pushcart prize. Her poems and essays appear regularly in journals, books, and anthologies, such as The Windhover, Slant, Image, Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Christian Century, Words and Quilts, and many others. Her work is often praised for the power of its lyricism and spiritual depth.
Suzanne taught poetry workshops at the Muse for five years, and with Zoom in place, is happy to be teaching here again. She taught English and creative writing at King University, Old Dominion University, and other colleges for many years and has also taught poetry to children and elders. She was active in the Poetry Society of Virginia and now serves as parliamentarian of the Poets Roundtable of Arkansas where she was the guest speaker for their annual Spring Celebration. She’s a cofounder of the Appalachian Center for Poets and Writers, an associate editor for the Sow’s Ear Poetry Review (currently suspended), and was the journal’s guest editor of the fall 2020 issue. To learn more, visit https://www.suzanneunderwoodrhodes.com/
Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register.