June Hoot: Ft. Rachel Contreni Flynn and Fred Marchant

June Hoot: Ft. Rachel Contreni Flynn and Fred Marchant

Rachel Contreni Flynn is the the co-editor of Beloit Poetry, Journaland, the author of two award-winning full-length poetry collections, Ice, Mouth, Song (Tupelo Press 2005) and Tongue (Red Hen Press 2010) as well as a chapbook, Haywire (Bright Hill Press 2009). In 2015 she won a Maine Literary Award and has also been honored with a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two grants from the Illinois Arts Commission. Flynn recently taught creative writing at Colby College. More information about Rachel can be found on her website, rachelcontreniflynn.com

Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Said Not Said (2017). Earlier books include The Looking House, Full Moon Boat, and House on Water, House in Air. His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize, and was reissued in a 20th anniversary second edition. Marchant has translated works by Vietnamese poets Tran Dang Khoa and Vo Que. He has also edited Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford. An emeritus professor of English, he is the founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Center in Boston. Marchant is the winner of the May Sarton Award from the New England Poetry Club, given to poets “whose work is an inspiration to other writers.”