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Rikki Santer

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Rikki Santer has worked as a journalist, a magazine and book editor, co-founder and managing editor of an alternative city newspaper in Cleveland, a poet-in-the schools, and still her favorite job—bagel street vendor. She earned a M.A. degree in journalism from Kent State University and a M.F.A. degree in creative writing from The Ohio State University. Her work has won honors from The Poetry Forum (the William Redding Memorial Contest), Black Lawrence Press (the St. Lawrence Book Award Competition), the Ohio Poetry Association Ohio Poetry Day, and the Best of Ohio Writer Contest sponsored by the Poets’ & Writers’ League of Greater Cleveland, a 2016 Pushcart nomination, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio where she teaches literature, writing, and film studies. 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 book, Fishing for Rabbits, was published by Kattywompus Press. Her next collection, The Syntax of Trouble, is forthcoming from NightBallet Press.

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