2017-09-14 / Scene

Rosie King comes to Roethke House for poetry reading

Rosie King press release for Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Roethke House

A Saginaw native long living in California will return home to read from her recently released second book of poetry, Time and Peonies.

Rosie King will be at the Roethke House, 1805 Gratiot Avenue, Saginaw, on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. King will sell and sign copies of Time and Peonies at the event. There is an admission cost, which includes wine and cheese and a tour of the house. Reservations can be made by calling (989) 928-0430.

King grew up in Theodore Roethke’s Saginaw neighborhood and had the Pulitzer prize-winning poet’s sister, June Roethke, for ninth grade English at South School, a walking distance away.

A graduate of Wellesley College, she went west in 1966 and earned her master’s degree at San Francisco State and her doctorate in literature at University of California Santa Cruz where she taught beginning poets and wrote a dissertation on the poetry of H.D.

When not traveling, King makes her home, with pond, fruit trees, and garden, near the beach in Santa Cruz.

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