Rattlecast #63 features Jessica Goodfellow and her book, Whiteout. Jessica has appeared in three issue of Rattle, including our most recent.
Jessica Goodfellow grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last twenty years in California, Florida, and Japan. She received an MS degree from the California Institute of Technology and an MA in linguistics from the University of New England. Her first book of poetry, The Insomniac's Weather Report (three candles press), won the Three Candles Press First Book Prize, and was reissued by Isobar Press in 2014. Her second book Mendeleev's Mandala is available from Mayapple Press (2015). Her new book Whiteout is out from the University of Alaska Press (July 2017), and was completed while she was a writer-in-residence at Denali National Park and Preserve. She is also the author of a poetry chapbook, A Pilgrim's Guide to Chaos in the Heartland (Concerete Wolf, 2006), winner of the Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2018, Best New Poets 2006, and has been featured by Garrison Keillor on NPR's "The Writer's Almanac." Jessica currently lives in Japan with her husband and sons.
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This Week's Prompt:
Write a poem from the perspective of a famous person (living or dead).
Next Week's Prompt:
Write a poem exploring the motivations of a mythological creature (vampire, unicorn, dragon, etc.).
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