•   GENNAROSE NETHERCOTT

  • ABOUT

    GENNAROSE NETHERCOTT is the author of The Lumberjack’s Dove (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2018), selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her other projects include A Ghost of Water (an ekphrastic collaboration with printmaker Susan Osgood) and the narrative song collection Modern Ballads. Her work has appeared in BOMB Magazine, The Massachusetts Review, The Offing, PANK, and elsewhere, and she has been a writer-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Art Farm Nebraska, and the Shakespeare & Company bookstore in Paris. She is currently a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow.

     

    Nethercott tours nationally and internationally composing poems-to-order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter-- and is the founder of the Traveling Poetry Emporium, a team of poets-for-hire. She holds a degree in poetry, theatre, and folklore from Hampshire College. A born Vermonter, she has lived in many cities across the US and Europe, but is always drawn back to the forest.

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    @grnethercott

     

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  • The Lumberjack's Dove

    Winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, forthcoming from Ecco/HarperCollins in October 2018.

     

    “Pithy, magical, its many insights, its cautions and clarifications, unfolding in a chain of brief scenes and koan-like revelations. This is a book of unexpected lightness and buoyancy, as necessary in our tense period as the more urgent confrontations.”

    -Louise Glück

     

     

  • Modern Ballads

    A collection of narrative ballads by GennaRose Nethercott, set to music by a lineup of America's best contemporary folk bands.

     

    Featuring: Lula Wiles, Jefferson Hamer, Lonely Heartstring Band, Lissa Schneckenburger/Corey DiMario, Peter Mulvey, Dietrich Strause, Arc Iris, and Rose Polenzani

  • A Ghost of Water

    An ekphrastic collaboration with printmaker Susan Osgood of poems and images.

     

    This luscious hardcover art book contains eighteen original poems by GennaRose Nethercott, inspired by eighteen full-color Susan Osgood prints.

     

    "You are the mackerel that slips / from the fisherman’s grasp / and you are the dark haven / into which the fish / silently vanishes"

     

     

  • FALL TOUR

    See The Lumberjack's Dove on tour - with live shadow puppetry by WoolyMar animating the reading

    .....Date.....................City.........................................Venue............................................................Time.......................Details

    10/2 ..................... BOSTON, MA ................ Trident Booksellers ............................... 7pm ........................ Information

    10/3 ..................... BELMONT, MA ............. Belmont Books ...................................... 7pm ........................ Information

    10/4 ..................... HADLEY, MA ................. Odyssey Bookshop ................................ 7pm ....................... Information

    10/6 ..................... ALSTEAD, NH ............... Orchard Hill Breadworks Harvest Fire ..7pm........................ Information

    10/7 ..................... AMHERST, MA .............. Secret location ........................................ 7:30pm .................. Contact for details

    10/8 ..................... BURLINGTON, VT ...... Lit Club at The Lamp Shop ................... 7pm ....................... Information

    10/14 ................... BRATTLEBORO, VT ... Brattleboro Lit Fest at 118 Elliot St ....... 5:30 ........................ Information

    10/16 ................... PROVIDENCE, RI ........ Point St Reading Series at Alchemy ...... 7pm ........................ Information

    10/17 ................... BROOKLYN, NY ........... Berl’s Poetry Shop ................................. 7pm ........................ Information

    10/21 ................... WASHINGTON, DC ...... Solid State Books ................................... 6pm ........................ Information

    10/22 ................... BALTIMORE, MD .......... Ivy Bookshop ......................................... 7pm ........................ Information

    10/24 ................... DURHAM, NC ............... The Fruit Arts Space ............................. TBA ......................... Information

    10/25 ................... GREENSBORO, NC ...... Scuppernong Books .............................. 6pm .......................... Information

    10/26 .................... CHARLESTON, SC ....... Blue Bicycle Books ............................... 8pm ......................... Information

    10/31 .................... SAVANNAH, GA ............ E Shaver Bookstore .............................. 5pm .......................... Information

    11/1 ...................... RALEIGH, NC ................ The CAM with So & So Books ............ TBA ........................ Information

    11/4 ...................... ASHEVILLE, NC ............ Poetrio Series at Malaprops Books ....... 3pm .......................... Information

    11/6 ...................... ATHENS, GA .................. Yumfactory Reading Series ..................7:30p ........................ Information

    11/7 ...................... MILLEDGEVILLE, GA .. Georgia College ................................... 7pm ......................... Information

    11/10 .................... BATON ROUGE, LA ..... Louisiana Book Festival ........................ TBA ........................ Information

    11/12 .................... MOBILE, AL ....................The Haunted Bookshop ........................ 6pm ......................... Information

    11/13 .................... TALLAHASSEE, FL ......... The Black Dog Cafe .............................7pm ......................... TBA

    11/14 .................... TALLAHASSEE, FL ......... Midtown Reader .................................. 5pm workshop, 6pm show

    11/17 .................... MIAMI, FL ....................... Miami Book Fair ................................... 3pm ........................ Information

    11/21 ................... FAIRHOPE, AL ............... Page & Palette ........................................ 4pm ......................... Information

    12/3 ..................... NEW ORLEANS, LA ..... Mudlark Theater ....................................TBA........................... TBA

    12/4 ..................... NEW ORLEANS, LA ..... Rubber Flower Poetry Hour ................. 8pm .......................... TBA

    12/8 ..................... OXFORD, MI .................. Trobar Ric Poetry Series ....................... 8pm ......................... Information

    12/9 ..................... FAYETTEVILLE, AR ...... Open Mouth Reading Series ................. 7pm ........................ Information

    12/9 ..................... BENTONVILLE, AR ...... Two Friends ........................................... 7pm ........................ Information

     

  • SELECT PUBLICATIONS

    BOMB Magazine: Six poems from 50 Beasts to Break Your Heart

     

    The Massachusetts Review: Excerpt from 50 Beasts to Break Your Heart, forthcoming 2018

     

    Timber: Four poems from 50 Beasts to Break Your Heart, 2018

     

    PANK: Three poems from Dear Fox, Dear Barn, 2017

     

    The Offing: excerpt from Dear Fox, Dear Barn (co-written with Ben Clark), 2016

     

    Phantom Drift: "Loorus," "Spark Panther," Nawl" from 50 Beasts to Break Your Heart, 2017 (print only)

     

    Black Lawrence Press They Said anthology: excerpt from Dear Fox, Dear Barn, forthcoming 2017

     

    Leveler: "Every Meal Tastes of Premonition" from Dear Fox, Dear Barn, 2016

     

    Maudlin House: "Ablutions," 2016

     

    Spark Creative Anthology: "The Legacy," Grand Prize Winner of 2015 poetry contest

    & "Each Uisge," First Runner Up of 2014 poetry contest

     

    Wyvern Lit: "The Autumn Kill," "Not Spam, Please Forward," & "Daylight Savings" 2015

     

    The Lindenwood Review: "The Someone on the Roof," Winner of 2015 fiction contest (print only)

     

    Alternating Current: "The Death & Birth of Jesse James on April 3rd, 1882," 2016 Charter Oak Award finalist

     

    Belleville Park Pages: "Being a Hero Is Not The Same as Being a Winner," 2014

    & "what we give away," 2014

     

    Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal: "The Sea God Dreams of Land," 2015

     

    Again I Wait For This To Pull Apart anthology (FreezeRay Poetry): "Justin Timberlake

    Gives Lessons in Shapeshifting," 2015 (print only)

     

    Cleaver Magazine: "Skin," 2014

     

    Rust + Moth: "Fuel," 2014

     

    Axolotl Magazine: "Paper Children," 2014

     

    Holland Park Press: "Departures," Winner of 2014 poetry contest

  • POETRY-TO-ORDER

    Custom poetry written on the topic of your choice-- by individual request and available for events.

    Nethercott is a founding member of THE TRAVELING POETRY EMPORIUM, a team of poets-for-hire who compose poems-to-order on manual typewriters at universities, museums, parties, and events. Email

    thepoetryemporium@gmail.com to pitch an event or get a price quote.

     

     

     

    To order an individual poem online: Send the subject of your desired poem to genna.nethercott@gmail.com; the topic can be as detailed or specific as you like. GennaRose will then email you your personalized poem within one week. Once your poem has been received you can leave a donation of your choice via PayPal to genna.nethercott@gmail.com.