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Rikki Santer is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Grimm and The Main Street Rag. Two of her published poetry collections have explored place: Front Nine (the Hopewell earthworks of Newark, Ohio) and Kahiki Redux (the late Kahiki Supper Club of Columbus, Ohio). Clothesline Logic, was published by Pudding House as finalist in their national chapbook competition, and her latest collection, Fishing for Rabbits, was published by Kattywompus Press. She lives in Columbus, Ohio where she teaches literature, writing and film studies at a public high school. She is a 2016 Pushcart nominee.
My publications include four poetry chapbooks, and poems, short fiction, essays, creative non-fiction, interviews and reviews in Water~Stone Review, Artful Dodge, diode poetry journal, terrain.org, PoetsArtists, Apple Valley Review, DMQ, Best American Poetry blog, Poets’ Quarterly, AGNI online and many others. I hold an MFA from the NEOMFA, where I served as editor of Whiskey Island Magazine. I am co-founder of Lit Youngstown, a literary arts organization, and Kickstand Poetry, an online poetry book discussion. I have been an invited reader, presenter, workshop leader or guest lecturer at numerous venues and conferences.