A Poetic Romp Through Women’s History
What American Women Have to Say Through Poetry
Join us as writer and Western Kentucky University professor Jane Olmsted reads and discusses the poetry of American women, while also sprinkling in readings of her own poetry. Olmsted’s poems and stories have appeared in numerous journals. Her chapbook Tree Forms was published in 2011 by Finishing Line Press. Her essay “The Weight of a Human Heart” won Memoir Journal’s prize for the guns issue in the fall 2013. Her collection of poems, Seeking the Other Side, was published in 2015 by Fleur de Lis Press.
From “Ghazal by Thread” by Jane Olmsted:
It seems the life I’ve called my own is but an echo of
someone else, someone who can only be heard—or found
—if she lets go of that life
sloughing off the skin and baring the rawness, pulling
hand over hand and gathering the lines of this deep-
Click this link for an article about Jane’s book Seeking the Other Side.