I am an Atlanta poet who has been active on the open mic and slam poetry scene since 2013. I have had the pleasure of being on the Java Monkey Slam team and the Art Amok slam team in Atlanta and have competed in numerous poetry slam competitions. I am currently working on my second chapbook "Out of Focus" and branching out into the essay writing genre. My creative background is also pretty diverse as I am also a singer-songwriter and an theatre actress. I'm hoping to connect with writers of varied genres and to be able to share my work and get feedback. Community is what helps us grow as writers.
Being Fictionist | Poet | Critic | Curator | Editor | Translator | Screenwriter
I am looking for vibrant discussions, sharing of epiphanies, translating poetry, exchanges of critique, sharing new book information, basically sharing our journeys of creative writing.
My bio note -
Rochelle Potkar is an alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2015) and a Charles Wallace Writer’s fellow, University of Stirling (2017). She is the author of Four Degrees of Separation and Paper Asylum – shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020. Her poetry film Skirt showcased on Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland. Her poems To Daraza won the 2018 Norton Girault Literary Prize UK, and The girl from Lal Bazaar was shortlisted at the Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Prize, 2018. As critic, her reviews have appeared in Wasafiri, Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, Asian Cha, and Chandrabhaga. Widely-anthologized, she has read her poetry in India, Bali, Iowa, Macao, Stirling, Glasgow, Hongkong, Ukraine, Hungary, Bangladesh, and the Gold Coast, Australia. Her short story collection Bombay Hangovers has just released on Amazon. Her first screenplay was a semi-finalist at the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting competition 2020. https://rochellepotkar.com
I am a television writer who has a passion for poetry and other creative writing. I am also an older writer and would love to connect with other older writers who are coming to this work later in life.
I'm a late bloomer to dedicated writing. In July 2021 my first collection of poetry will be published. I tend to write pulling from my ancestors spirit's of trauma and marginalization. I often write about what haunts me.
I've been writing fiction my whole life as a hobby and I'm starting to take it more seriously now as a career. I have a Bachelors Degree in English Literature from the Univeristy of Washington and I currently work as an Editorial Production Associate for The New Yorker magazine, and have had other editorial jobs in the past (no writing jobs unfortunately.) I'm looking to improve my writing, my voice, and hone in on my style, as well as make some significant progress on my novel! I'm also looking to start submitting stories to literary magazines/journals, fellowships and MFA programs and could really benefit from some feedback and the opportunity to learn from other's writing.
I'm feeling for routes through a sprawling landscape of documentary fiction and other disciplines such as memoir, history, three-dimensional objects on exhibit, and performance. The broad topics might include diaspora, genocide, mothers and daughters, secrets and lies, and monuments, memories, and memorials.