Monday, August 4, 2008

First Post

Welcome to the poetry blog of Jill Koren and Matthew Vetter. The purpose of this blog is to keep us-- and our readers-- thinking critically about poetry, to create a community of poets, and to share thoughts and resources for doing the work of poetry.

I suppose I'll begin by introducing myself. I'll let Matt introduce himself next week. I am a practicing poet who recently graduated from Spalding University's MFA in Creative Writing program. My poetry has appeared in The Louisville Review and in an anthology entitled Woman.Period (due to launch August 11th!). I currently serve as poetry editor of 94 Creations, a new literary journal. I live in Madison, Indiana with my husband, my son, and sometimes a colony of Big Brown Bats. I look forward to sharing more with you soon.

4 comments:

H.L. Jones/Brainstorm!! said...

Very nice. I'm looking forward to the dialogue you two create. Maybe And maybe some poems?

Jill Koren and Matthew Vetter said...

Yes! Poems for sure. Any suggestions?

Barry George said...

I like the way you combine an informal & personal style with substantive ideas about the craft of poetry. The Simon Armitage poem - to illustrate endings - is a great one. Creating a community of poets, as you intend, is an idea whose time is now.

Russ Kesler said...

Jill and Matt, you're building an intimate and engaging site here. Love the mix of reflection and ideas about craft. Thanks!