Upcoming Events

January 13, 2018

"Lights, Camera, Action... Poetry!" Workshop & OPA Quarterly Business Meeting
Otterbein College
Towers Hall, Room 110
1 S. Grove St.
Westerville, OH 43081

The poet is at the movies
dreaming the filmmaker’s dream but differently
free in the dark as if asleep…

                from “Images for Godard” by Adrienne Rich

In January, OPA welcomes Columbus poet Rikki Santer who will explore ways that poetry and film can be in conversation with each other. In this workshop, Santer will present film clips and poems to demonstrate how the movies have influenced and inspired poets throughout the last century and beyond. She will also provide prompts that will guide participants to “read” a movie with more complexity as well as create poems in response to the cinema. And of course, popcorn will be served!


10:00 - 11:30 AM   Business Meeting
1:00 – 4:00 PM        Cinema & Poetry Workshop

Workshop Facilitator

Rikki Santer is an educator who developed and taught a film studies curriculum to high school students and adults for seventeen years. She has published film reviews and studied film at New York University, The Ohio State University, Antioch University, The University of Montana, and Wesleyan University, and she currently serves on the advisory board of Film Columbus. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s of fine arts in creative writing from The Ohio State University.

Santer’s poetry 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, the Best of Ohio Writers Contest sponsored by the Poets’ & Writers’ League of Greater Cleveland. She has been nominated for Pushcart and Ohioana Book Awards and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 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 its national chapbook competition, and Fishing for Rabbits was released by Kattywompus Press. This fall, Nightballet Press published her fifth poetry collection, Make Me That Happy.

Learn more about Rikki at rikkisanter.com.

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