Grace Curtis lives in Southern Ohio. She volunteers with The Antioch Review. Her chapbook, The Surly Bonds of Earth was selected by Pulitzer Prize poet, Stephen Dunn as the 2010 winner of the Lettre Sauvage chapbook contest and is available from the publisher. Grace has had poetry published in such journals as The Chaffin Journal, Red River Review, Waccamaw Literary Journal, Scythe, Clockwise Cat, and Dark Lady Poetry. She facilitates poetry workshops in libraries and community centers throughout southwestern Ohio. Her poem, Wordsplay was named by poet Dan Beachy-Quick as the first runner up of Phoebe Journal’s 2010 Greg Grummer Poetry Contest. She received an MFA from Ashland University in 2010.
Life gets me pumped, just the weirdest thing. I have a poem called, Written on the Backs of Speedway Gas Receipts that I think sums me up pretty well. I am intrigued by the oddest things. How we behave, what we do, what we love, what we hate, how we speak, how we walk--these things are infinite sources of inspiration, more than I could ever exhaust for subject matter in my poetry--a building being raised by a wrecking ball, a dog interacting with owners in the car in front of me and more. Other poets, other writers and the noisy internet stirs me equally.
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