Author: S. Renay Sanders

American poet S. Renay Sanders learned to love the spoken word amidst a family of Appalachian storytellers and musicians. She secretly wrote poems for years, but came out of the poetry closet with a piece in the Hessler Street Poetry Anthology in 2010. Her poems have been included in anthologies published by the Writing Knights and Poet's Haven. Her work can also be found in ETERNAL SNOW (Nirala Publications, 2017), a worldwide anthology. Renay received a third place award for her poem, "Awakened to Bear Witness of Sweet Atrocities" in the 2012 Hessler Street Poetry Anthology. "Noteworthy Travlin" was the title poem of a broadside published by Night Ballet. Her work was selected to be included in the 2016-2017 Women of Appalachia project "Women Speak." Most recently, Sanders is the author of DANCING IN PLACE: POEMS (Nirala Publications, 2020). A native Clevelander, her poems are inspired by the characters she encounters in life, her male-dominated family, husband, sons, grandsons and the beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley, where she now resides.

Dancing in Place: Poems
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Dancing in Place: Poems

Nirala Publications

Poetry. Women's Studies. Chock full of song and timbre and truth on every page, S. Renay Sanders' DANCING IN PLACE is an intimate look into the landscape of Northern Ohio's working class. Metal lunch boxes, lace-up boots; women in pert party dresses...

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