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coming soon! Hope Maxwell Snyder's poetry book, ESPERANZA and HOPE (September, 2018, Sheep Meadow Press.
Michael Collier’s forthcoming poetry book WILL FEATURE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY HOPE MAXWELL SNYDER ON THE COVER.
HOPE MAXWELL SNYDER delighted to announce SHE IS now Assistant Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Sicily.
Bread Loaf in Sicily is an intensive seven-day writers' conference held every September in Erice, an ancient, hilltop town on the western coast of Sicily. Featuring five workshops with six participants in each group, the conference provides a small group of writers with a concentrated and personalized Bread Loaf experience.
spanish translations Published in poetry northwest
Translations of "Peninsular Psalm" and "Trip Inverted" by Cuban poet Wendy Guerra were recently published in Volume IX, Winter & Spring 2015
Hope earns Honorable mention in in Cut Throat's 2014 Poetry Contest.
LEFT OF THE BANK POETRY SHOW
32 POEMS MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
This week at the Poetry Blog of 32 Poems Magazine my interview with poet Hope Snyder was posted. She’s a contributor to the magazine and was a delight to interview. I’m especially impressed with her answer about what writing manuals and workshops have helped her most.
First, let me tantalize you with a bit from the interview, and then you can go on over and check the rest out for yourself.
Without further ado, here’s the interview....
Most writers will read inspirational/how-to manuals, take workshops, or belong to writing groups. Did you subscribe to any of these aids and if so which did you find most helpful? Please feel free to name any “writing” books you enjoyed most (i.e. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott).
Read the full Interview with Hope
SOTTO VOCE POETRY FESTIVAL AT SHEPheRD
Shepherd University will host the Sotto Voce Poetry Festival October 1-3 in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Center and the Scarborough Library. The festival, now in its sixth year, began as a Mid-Atlantic festival and has now gained participants nationwide.
The 2010 festival will feature readings, lectures, workshops, and a question and answer session hosted by Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Trethewey. Other speakers include Edward Hirsch, best selling author; Michael Collier, director of Bread Loaf; Peter Stitt, editor of The Gettysburg Review; Amy Holman, and Deborah Ager. This year, the festival will offer a new workshop, concentrating on yoga and poetry, which will be hosted by Christa Mastrangelo Joyce at Mellow Moods in Shepherdstown.
Read more on Shepherd's Website here
POWERFUL WORDS IN A SOFT VOICE
Shepherdstown Resident and poet Hope Maxwell-Snyder established the Sotto Voce Poetry Festival in 2005, with the intent to add a missing element to this arts-rich area: a large-scale annual poetry event with free readings and inexpensive workshops. For people with full-time jobs, it's a chance to drop out of the stressful world of making a living and drop into a three-day weekend of poetry- lectures, readings, workshops, and casual conversation with well-known poets and writers: this year, Ellen Bryant Voight, Andrew Hudgins, Michael Collier, Stanley Plumly, Peter Stitt and Hope Maxwell-Snyder. It's a chance to meet fellow writers who are just getting started or editors from journals where you would like to see your own work published- and to put lines on paper. I can promise this, because I attended the first Sotto Voce- Italian for "soft voice" or "under the voice"- Poetry Festival in 2005, and every one since.