Culinary Poetry

Food is a Necessity and so is Poetry
Susann Moeller, VP of the Ohio Poetry Association, will present five local poets
whose writing is often inspired by their taste buds. The group will serve up
some culinary poetry to indulge the audience in simmering and inspiring
delicacies derived from our farmers' market fare. Mouthwatering by all accounts,
they will reflect ingredients that are local to echo the market’s mission.

Kathleen Burgess, a retired music teacher serves as senior editor at Pudding Magazine. She
edited the anthology Reeds and Rushes—Pitch, Buzz, and Hum (Pudding House), and wrote four
poetry collections including 2018's What Burden Do Those Trains Bear Away (Bottom Dog Press)
and The Wonder Cupboard (NightBallet Press, released this month!). Her daughter lives in
Clintonville, and they love to share ideas for ways to prepare fresh vegetables and fruits she buys
at the Clintonville Farmers' Market.

Charlene Fix, another Clintonville resident, is an Emeritus Professor at Columbus College of Art
and Design, and the author of Flowering Bruno: A Dography (XOXOX Press 2006), Harpo Marx as
Trickster (McFarland 2013), Frankenstein’s Flowers (CW Books 2014), Taking a Walk in My Animal
Hat (Bottom Dog Press 2018), and Jewgirl (forthcoming, Eyewear Publishing, 2020). She co-
coordinates Hospital Poets at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

Susann Moeller has been sharing her passion for poetry and nature inside the ivory tower and
out – as a professor in environmental studies and creative writing, a watershed coordinator and
published poet, a master gardener and studio artist and as Ohio naturalist and animal rights
activist. Much of it all experiences its synergy in Moeller’s EcoPoetry collections as she believes
that art and nature are inseparable, one inspiring and informing the other and vice versa. While
her roots are in Europe, her home has been the US for several decades now. A Clintonville
resident, her life has been one detour following the next -- rich with discoveries and oddities that
she shares with her audiences at festivals, workshops, conferences, in class rooms, and outdoor
learning labs.

Chuck Salmons is President of the Ohio Poetry Association. His poems have appeared in numerous
journals and anthologies, including Pudding Magazine, Evening Street Review, and Everything Stops
and Listens. Besides his two poetry collections Stargazer Suite and Patch Job, Chuck won the 2011
William Redding Memorial Award (Poetry Forum of Columbus). He is also the recipient of a 2018
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for poetry. Learn more about his work at

Rikki Santer has been published nationally and abroad. Her poetry is included in Ms. Magazine,
Poetry East, Margie, The Journal of American Poetry, Hotel Amerika, Crab Orchard Review,
Grimm, Slipstream and The Main Street Rag, to name a few.  Her work has received many honors
including four Pushcart and three Ohioana book award nominations as well as a fellowship from
the National Endowment for the Humanities.   Her seventh collection, In Pearl Broth, was
published this spring by Stubborn Mule Press.  Learn more about her work at

Anna Soter is a Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University but continues to teach there, as
well as at CCAD and the Self-Design Graduate Institute (Washington State). She is founder and
current co-convener (with Charlene Fix and Fred Andrle) of The Hospital Poets (USA and
Australia) and faculty submissions editor of Ether Arts, the OSU College of Medicine’s Literary and
Visual Annual Arts Magazine. Anna has been a featured reader in a variety of Columbus and state
poetry venues for many years. Her publications span a broad range of genres including her poetry
collection Breathing Spaces.

September 21, 2019 at 10:00am - 12pm
Clintonville Farmers' Market (Donatos lot)
3489 N High St
Columbus, OH 43214
United States
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