A Good Year
Andrea Potos, Evie Robillard, Katrin Talbot, and Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva are Madison poets whose widely different styles and sensibilities have not kept them from nurturing each other's work in a poetry group every other week for more than a decade. This year, all four have new chapbooks to celebrate. Potos will read from New Girl (Anchor & Plume Press); Robillard from The Willowslip (Finishing Line Press); Talbot from noun'd, verb (dancing girl press); and Zurlo-Cuva from The Beauty of This World (Parallel Press).
Andrea Potos is the author of eight poetry collections, including A Stone to Carry Home (Salmon Poetry), Arrows of Light (Iris Press), An Ink Like Early Twilight (Salmon Poetry), We Lit the Lamps Ourselves (Salmon Poetry) and Yaya’s Cloth (Iris Press). The latter three books received Outstanding Achievement Awards in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association. Her poems can be found widely in print and online. She received the William Stafford Prize in Poetry from Rosebud Magazine, and the James Hearst Poetry Prize from the North American Review. A new collection of poems entitled Mothershell is in process.
Evie Robillard is a former children’s librarian who writes for both children and adults. The Willowslip (Finishing Line Press) is Evie’s third chapbook. Garrison Keillor has twice read her poems on The Writer’s Almanac.
Australian-born Katrin Talbot’s collection The Little Red Poem was recently released from dancing girl press. She has three other chapbooks, including noun’d, verb, from dancing girl press, Freeze-Dried Love from Finishing Line Press, and St. Cecilia’s Daze, published by Parallel Press. She has recently been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in Poetry. Ms. Talbot is also a violist and photographer and her coffee table book, Schubert’s Winterreise-A Winter Journey in Poetry, Image, and Song is published by the University of Wisconsin Press and won a Best of the Best of University Presses.
Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva worked as a journalist, editor and writing teacher. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, The Beauty of This World (2014 Parallel Press) and a novel, Travel for Agoraphobics, published as an e-book in 2011. Rosemary divides her time between Madison and Seattle, and is at work on a new poetry collection, Face Turned to the Sun.