Poetry. "Hansel takes the stuff of her life—that first person world—and spins a web which takes in all of us who have lived awhile. We travel through her poems blessed 'with light for (our) journey,' feeling not like voyeurs but companions for whom, Hansel claims, 'I must still give thanks.' Enlarged by our journey, we offer our thanks back to her"—Dana Wildsmith.
Pauletta Hansel is author of seven poetry collections, including COAL TOWN PHOTOGRAPH (Dos Madres Press, 2019), PALINDROME (Dos Madres Press, 2017), winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for best Appalachian poetry book, TANGLE (Dos Madres Press, 2015), and WHAT I DID THERE (Dos Madres Press, 2011). She was Cincinnati's first Poet Laureate, 2016-2018 and Ohio Poetry Day Association's 2002 Ohio Poet of the Year. Pauletta is a board member of Dos Madres Press, a volunteer for the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, with a particular focus on its new Urban Appalachian Leadership Project for youth and young adults, and is managing editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. She leads writing workshops and retreats in the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond, including at Thomas More University and as core faculty for The Makery, Hindman Settlement School's new online studio for writers of place.Author City: Cincinnati, OH USA