Martha Rhodes

Author of four collections of poetry: At the Gate  (1995), Perfect Disappearance (2000, Green Rose Prize), Mother Quiet (2004) and The Beds (2012); her poems have been published widely in journals such as: Agni, Columbia, Fence, New England Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and Virginia Quarterly Review. She has also been anthologized widely, her work appearing in: Agni 30 Years, Askold Melnyczuk ed.; Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women, Susan Aizenberg and Erin Belieu, eds. (Columbia University Press, 2001);The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology, Michael Collier, ed. (University Press of New England, 2000); and others. Previously taught at Emerson College, New School University, and University of California-Irvine; currently teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She has been a visiting or guest poet at many colleges and universities around the country and has taught at conferences such as the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The Frost Place , Indiana University, Sarah Lawrence Summer Conference, and Third Coast. She serves on many publishing panels throughout each year at colleges, conferences and arts organizations and is a regular guest editor at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Colrain Manuscript Conference. In 2010, she took over the directorship of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry in Franconia, NH. Founding editor and the director of Four Way Books, publishers of poetry and short fiction, located in New York City. SLC, 2005–

Undergraduate discipline: Writing
Graduate program: MFA Writing Program

Courses taught in Writing

Courses from previous years

  • Poetry Workshop: Focus On Poetic Tone

Courses taught in MFA Writing Program

Courses from previous years

  • Poetry Craft Class: Managing Material
  • Generating and Revising Poems: Finding the New in the Old

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