Conference on Poetry & Teaching Director: Dawn Potter

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Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. She is the author of seven books of prose and poetry, most recently The Vagabond’s Bookshelf, a collection of essays about books she’s obsessively reread over the course of her life. Her writings appear in the Beloit Poetry Journal, Salamander, the Sewanee Review, and elsewhere; and her essay about rural New England voters was the Times Literary Supplement’s most-read online story of 2016even beating out an interview with Radiohead. Dawn works widely as a visiting writer in K-12 classrooms and has served as guest faculty at numerous institutions, including Smith College and the Solstice MFA Program. She is also a freelance copyeditor and manuscript consultant. In addition to writing stuff, she sings and plays fiddle with the band Doughty Hill and recently scared herself by performing a weirdly passable version of Blondie’s “One Way or Another.” She lives in Portland, Maine.

Read poems by Dawn Potter


Date: February 04, 2013