Rosemarie Waldrop is an innovative poet whose work captures the movement of the body and mind. Unafraid to carve up the English language in her tension-filled poems, Waldrop often breaks syntax, sentences, and lines to dismantle language and reveal its transcendent qualities.
The author of several books of poetry, including Blindsight , Relunctant Gravities, and The Reproduction of Profiles, Waldrop is also well known for her work as a translator and the co-owner of Burning Deck Press. Ms Waldrop has won various fellowships, the Columbia Translation Center Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Meisha Bosma and Bosmadance choreographed and performed Violet in My Winter, a piece inspired by the life and writings of Emily Dickinson. As Dickinson’s work is built on themes of nature and humanity, Violet in My Winter is a physical and emotional response to life and love.
BosmaDance is a contemporary dance company based in Northern Virginia and has won five Metro DC Dance Awards in the last two years.