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Marisa Moks-Unger will be interviewed by Suzi Banks Baum about The Picture This Anthology: Poems from Pop Art, Fine Art, and Photography, the capstone of the Picture This: Residents Respond by Writing project, Marisa's vision as Erie County Poet Laureate to make poetry available to each of the quarter-million residents of her community, ultimately to create a climate of tolerance, engagement, and acceptance after the divisive 2016 presidential election.
Marisa Moks-Unger is a poet, editor, flash-fiction writer, workshop leader, and inspirational speaker. Her topics range from green living to social injustice to education. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, Mud and Stars (Nightballet Press, 2015), which was born in a four-story walk-up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She has been published in Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma (Nirala Publications, 2017) and The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory (Anchala Studios, 2018). Marisa is the fifth Erie County Poet Laureate (Erie, PA), where she facilitated the Picture This: Residents Respond by Writing Project and its literary culmination, The Picture This Anthology: Poems from Pop Art, Fine Art, and Photography (We Write It Right, 2018).
Suzi Banks Baum is a writer, artist, actress, teacher, community organizer, and mom. With roots in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, she lives in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Suzi uses the written word, hand-bound books, and photographs to say what she means. Her first book, An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice (Laundry Line Divine, 2013), celebrates the writing of women artists. Deeply curious about the thresholds we cross into creative practice, she writes personal narrative with an ear for transformation though engagement with the ordinary. Suzi has an ongoing artist residency in Gyumri, Armenia, where she leads an art and writing workshop called New Illuminations, while also interviewing Armenian women artists about their daily lives. She inspires us to live from the space of creative spirit and to value our contributions to the world and one another through workshops steeped in book arts, ritual, and writing. Suzi’s work has been published in The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory (Anchala Studios, 2018) and Writing Fire: An Anthology Celebrating the Power of Women’s Words (Green Fire Press, 2017).