Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Lois Baer Barr lives in Riverwoods, Illinois. A finalist for the 2019 Rita Dove Poetry Award, her chapbook Biopoesis won Poetica’s 2013 chapbook award, and her chapbook of fiction, Lope de Vega’s Daughter, is available from Red Bird Press. An emerita professor of Spanish at Lake Forest College, she is teaching creative writing in Spanish there in the fall of 2019. Her academic publications include two books, articles and reviews on Contemporary Spanish and Latin American fiction in journals such as Anales galdosianos, Hispania, Hispanic Review, and Romance Quarterly.
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As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. For details on how to participate, either via Skype or by phone, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/
This Week's Prompt:
Write a serious poem in limerick stanzas.
Next Week’s Prompt:
Write a poem that explores what it would be like to be someone else.
A correction from Lois: "I stated that Mary Zimmerman interviewed me for The Chicago Tribune but meant to say it was Transportation Editor Mary Wisniewski."
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