Presentation Time – 12:00 PM – 12:25 PM
Why Poetry? A Career after Fifty
Women who come to writing and publishing later in life face a landscape tainted with sexism and ageism. How do women who first publish after 50 favorably negotiate such a landscape? Do we define success differently than younger writers? A brief talk about beginning to write seriously later in life including a discussion of the process then and now. And a short reading of poems.
About Wendy Taylor Carlisle
Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives and writes in the Arkansas Ozarks. She has an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of three books, Reading Berryman to the Dog, Discount Fireworks (both Jacaranda Books) and The Mercy of Traffic (Unlikely Books, 2019) and five chapbooks, most recently They Went Down to the Beach to Play (Locofo Chaps, 2017.) See her 2018 work online and in print from pacificREVIEW, Blue Lake Review, 2RiverView, Artemis, barzakh, Cider Press Review and others and in anthologies In Plein Air, (Poetic License Press 2017), Untold Arkansas: an Anthology (Et Alia Press, 2018) and 50/50 (Quills Edge Press, 2018).