Women Poets Collective
The Women Poets Collective was formed in 2015 by Christine Stewart-Nuñez, poet and Professor of English at South Dakota State University, and the current South Dakota Poet Laureate.
Christine was working on a poetry manuscript and wanted feedback, but she was pregnant with her second son and couldn't travel to conferences or workshops. So she gathered a group of women poets who she believed (1) would be generous and supportive but critical reviewers (2) had work in progress for which they would also want feedback; and (3) were near enough to be available.
The WPC now meets annually to workshop each others' recent chapbook and full-length manuscript projects, and to give a public reading of their work. Nine manuscripts workshopped at the annual WPC gatherings have since been published. In addition, the WPC gives live and virtual readings by invitation.
For information about inviting WPC for readings, contact Christine at
Barbara Duffey - author website
Heidi Czerwiec - author website
Lindy Obach - North of Zenith
Darla Biel - "After I Married My (Now) Ex-Husband"
Pen Pearson - Bloomsbury's Late Rose: A Novel
Jeanne Emmons - author interview
Erika Saunders - Limes and Compromise
Lysbeth Benkert-Rasmussen - # girl stuff
Norma Wilson - author website
Jodi Andrews - The Shadow of Death