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The Write Question with Keetje Kuipers

The Write Question is an NPR show that, "explores the world of writing and publishing in the Western United States." Poulin Prize-winning poet Keetje Kuipers appears on the show today to talk about (and read from) her book, Beautiful in the Mouth, and the writing life. Listen to the show here: [Keetje Kuipers on the Writing Life] Here's the program's introduction to the feature: Keetje Kuipers has a unique way of creating poetry: she walks and puts words to the rhythms of her strides. Once in a while, if a poem gets too long, she'll grab an advertisement out of someone's mailbox and a pencil from a laundromat so she can scribble the thing down. During this program Kuipers talks about her writing and travel experiences, and she reads a few poems from her first collection of poetry, Beautiful in the Mouth. Keetje Kuipers is a native of the Northwest. She earned her BA at Swathmore College and her MFA at the University of Oregon. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Oregon Literary Arts, and Soapstone, as well as awards from Atlanta Review and Nimrod. In 2007, she was the Margery Davis Boyden Willderness Writing Resident, which provided her with seven months of solitude in Oregon's Rogue River Valley where she composed work that has been published in Prairie Schooner, West Branch, The Southeast Review, and Willow Springs, among others. Kuipers teaches writing at the University of Montana and is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She divides her time between San Francisco and Missoula. [caption id="attachment_1002" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="BOA Poets: Dan Albergotti, Cecilia Woloch, and Keetje Kuipers"]BOA Poets: Dan Albergotti, Cecilia Woloch, and Keetje Kuipers[/caption]
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