Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the Western United States. Our guest today is poet and teacher Keetje Kuipers.
LISTEN TO THE PROGRAM
READ THE WRITE QUESTION BLOG
Become a fan of The Write Question on Facebook.
Keetje Kuipers has a unique way of creating poetry: she walks and puts words to the rhythms of her strides. Once in a while, if a poem gets too long, she'll grab an advertisement out of someone's mailbox and a pencil from a laundromat so she can scribble the thing down. During this program Kuipers talks about her writing and travel experiences, and she reads a few poems from her first collection of poetry, Beautiful in the Mouth.
Keetje Kuipers is a native of the Northwest. She earned her BA at Swathmore College and her MFA at the University of Oregon. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Oregon Literary Arts, and Soapstone, as well as awards from Atlanta Review and Nimrod. In 2007, she was the Margery Davis Boyden Willderness Writing Resident, which provided her with seven months of solitude in Oregon's Rogue River Valley where she composed work that has been published in Prairie Schooner, West Branch, The Southeast Review, and Willow Springs, among others.
Kuipers teaches writing at the University of Montana and is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She divides her time between San Francisco and Missoula.
Visit Keetje Kuiper's Web site.
Listen to Keetje talk about one of her poems.
Read a review of Beautiful in the Mouth at Gently Read Literature."
Read a review published in Devil's Lake, a literary publication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Read an interview with TWQ producer Chérie Newman on the Humanities Montana Web site.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Lisa Simon, David Moore, Barbara Theroux, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans. And by the Montana Cultural Trust.
The music in this program was written and performed by John Floridis.
Send comments to Chérie Newman.