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Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul featuring poet Angela Dribben

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Join us as we welcome poet Angela Dribben to our Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul series on May 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

A note from Angela Dribben: First, I’d like to share how I ended up being fortunate enough to be present for Susana’s afternoon. When Dead Shark on the N Train came out, I was immediately enamored. I wrote a review for Cider Press Review and that was the start of our poetic friendship. She wrote the blurb for my debut collection. I attend every reading of hers I have a chance to. Of course you see why, that Jimi Hendrix centos!! I actually have a poem in the Marilyn Monroe anthology she is editing with Margo Taft Stever.

My writing biography includes a debut collection, Everygirl, a finalist for the 2020 Dogfish Head Prize, out with Main Street Rag in May 2021. I am Contributing Review Editor at Cider Press Review and hold the position of Director of Internal Affairs at Blue Mountain Review. My poetry, essays, mixed media, and reviews can be found or are forthcoming in Cave Wall, EcoTheo, Deep South, San Pedro River Review, Crab Creek Review, Crack the Spine, fatal flaw, up the staircase quarterly, patchwork lit, and others. My poetry is also widely-anthologized: Aunt Flo, I Wanna Be Loved By You (Marilyn Monroe Poems), Texas Review Press’ Virginia anthology, among others.

For me, poetry is a connection to the poet. For example, the first C.D. Wright book I ever read was One With Others. I needed to know the poet more deeply. I wanted to explore what else they had to say. I read every collection she’d written from Tremble to Casting Deep Shade. When a reading allows me this insight into the reader by way of their own voice, I find it an invaluable gift of connection and community.