Sari Krosinsky is a queer autistic writer. Ze has written three books of poetry, “Courting Hunger” (2015), “A God’s Life” (2015) and “god-chaser” (CW Books 2012) and co-authored a chapbook, “Yossele: a tale in poems” (2010), with Robert Arthur Reeves. Ze published Fickle Muses, an online journal of mythic poetry, fiction and art from 2007 to 2017. Ze received a B.A. in religious studies (2003) and an M.A. in creative writing (2006) from the University of New Mexico. Ze lives in Bremerton, WA, with zir partner, Reeves.
Sari’s latest posts from outerchildpoetry.com
Bob and I have some readings coming up, which you can find on our new event page. The first one is the It's About Time Reading Series on Thursday, Jan. 10, 6-7:45 p.m. at the Ballard branch of the Seattle Public Library. Bob and I will read poetry alongside a craft talk by Fiore Sarrocco (a poet we both admire) on "Searching for humanity in the potential of poetry." The reading also includes an open mic. Details on Facebook.
About the open mic we've been hosting in Bremerton: I'm taking advantage of the unavoidable disruption brought on by our venue changing hours to take the winter off. 'Tis the season of increased depression and sensory overload.
I'm still working on the same ol' poetry book and novel I've mentioned before. Recently I've been reading Paul Celan, and being influenced by his (and translator John Felstiner's) use of repetition, alliteration and other elements of form with serious matter (the Holocaust (surviving it and the ones who didn't) is background to much (all?) of his work).
Another recent read I wanted to mention is Erika Brumett's bonehouse. I love how the language and content in her poetry are complex and intricate and at the same time direct and clear. Usually when I'm reading to myself, even with poets I've heard perform often, I hear the poems in my own voice, but reading "bonehouse," I heard everything in Brumett's quiet, compelling voice.
New(ish) Poetry Publication
Belatedly sharing a poem published back in the spring by The Deaf Poets Society: an online journal of deaf and disabled literature & art, "Putting…
An Autistic Hosts An Open Mic, And Other News
In November I was officially diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It's such a relief to finally have objective confirmation. I'd suspected for three years…
Summer Poetry News
Lately I've been hosting an open mic in Bremerton, organized by members of the Bremerton Writer's Meetup. The next two are scheduled on July 21…
Yesterday, on the way to a nonbinary and gender nonconforming art event (where I got to do a bit of art modeling for the first time…
Poetry and Moss in the Northwest
Since moving from sunny Albuquerque to soggy Bremerton, Bob and I found reading we both like quite a bit at the Hugo House in Seattle,…
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