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Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop – Judith Kerman & Amee Schmidt, eds.

Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers' Workshop - Judith Kerman & Amee Schmidt, eds.

Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop – Judith Kerman & Amee Schmidt, eds.


Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-683


Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop
Edited by Judith Kerman & Amee Schmidt

The Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop/Retreat was inspired by the work and life of Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), who was born and brought up in Saginaw, Michigan. The Workshop has met each July since 2002, providing experienced writers with a comfortable, egalitarian atmosphere of peer (teacherless) workshops and public readings. This anthology was published during the centennial year of Roethke’s birth as part of the year-long Roethke Centennial celebration. It showcases the work of all participants in the first 5 years of workshops who came from as far as Texas, Massachusetts, New York and the Caribbean to work together in Roethke’s home landscape.

Poetry, short fiction, flash-fiction, experimental fiction and creative non-fiction from

  • Elinor Benedict
  • Wendy Taylor Carlisle
  • Gene Doty
  • Katherine Fishburn
  • Patricia Harkins-Pierre
  • Diane Kendig
  • Judith Kerman
  • Adrienne Lewis
  • Beverly Matherne
  • Robert E. Mc Donough
  • Carol Novack
  • Beatrice O’Brien
  • John Palen
  • Jane Piirto
  • Nancy Pulley
  • Helen Ruggieri
  • C. Vincent Samarco
  • Diane Sautter
  • Amee Schmidt
  • Melissa Seitz
  • Li C. Tien