West Virginia Poets


 In the last year I have enjoyed many new and familiar poets in the state of West Virginia.

A few of my favorites are below.  51W3L56qYHL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

WV Poet Laureate Marc Harshman recently released A Song for West Virginia to commemorate WV’s 150th year as a state.


Susan Shaw Sailer read from two books at a reading hosted at the MAC this past year; Coal (above) and Ship of Light. The Morgantown Poets host readings followed by an open mike every third Thursday of the month.


 Erin Veith, a young poet and friend recently published I Closed My Eyes to Tell That Story through Latham House Press. I enjoyed every poem. Read one poem at The Citron Review here.

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Mary Ann Samyn and Renee Nicholson are both professors at WVU. I’m fortunate that West Virginia University has offered the opportunity for people in the community to be a part of the English Department lectures.

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I have also enjoyed the books of two women who I have had the opportunity to workshop poems with over the last year, Lori Wilson and Mary Lucille Deberry.

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