Poetry in the Afternoon at Nicola’s Books with Chris Lord, Zilka Joseph and Sue Budin
Chris Lord - Chris Lord’s poetry has appeared in many publications and won places in competitions. She founded Word’n Woman Press in March of 2007, was co-host of Writers Reading at Sweetwaters from 2006 to 2010, published the anthology Writers Reading at Sweetwaters, was editor and publisher of Bear River Writers Respond to War, and two additional print issues of Bear River Review. In 2015, published Marilyn Churchill’s poetry chapbook, Memory Stones, and in 2016, Susan Scott Morales’s chapbook, raw, bald, and inspired, and Chris’s own book, What We Leave. Her chapbook Field Guide to Luck was published by Pudding House Publications in 2007. Chris has hosted and recorded poetry readings for internet radio and continues to advocate funding for the arts.
Zilka Joseph – Zilka Joseph was nominated twice for a Pushcart, and was awarded a Zell Fellowship and the Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship from the University of Michigan. Her poems have appeared or will be appearing in Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, Mantis, Review Americana, Gastronomica. and in anthologies such as Cheers To Muses: Works by Asian American Women. Lands I Live In and What Dread, her chapbooks, were nominated for a PEN America award and a Pushcart respectively. Her new book Sharp Blue Search of Flame was published by Wayne State University Press. She teaches creative writing workshops, and is an independent editor and manuscript coach. www.zilkajoseph.com
Sue Budin - Sue Budin has been writing poetry for all of her adult life. Major inspirations have been the changing image of women since the Women’s Movement, the miraculous nature of nature and all its beings, and the odd juxtapositions of words and ideas that make up the human psyche.
She has been a two time second place winner in the Current Magazine writing contest. Her poems have been published in a variety of journals including Poetica, Earth’s Daughters, The Huron River Review, and Ibbetson Street Press. She has self-published a collection of her poems titled After the Burn. And she has led and co-led various writing workshops, some for children and teens, and others that looked at the connection between writing and the visual arts. She is a retired librarian, loves to read, and enjoys watching her garden and grandchildren bloom.