National Poetry Month

Promopalooza – Tresha Faye Haefner

Promopalooza - Tresha Faye Haefner

Tresha Faye Haefner

Do you have an MP3 of you reading a poem? Send it along.

Your Chapbook or Book Title, Press, Where available for sale.

Best of The Poetry Salon 2013 – 2018, The Poetry Salon Press, Available on Amazon.com

What inspired you to write this Chapbook/Book? What else should we know about it? Or just add the Blurb.

The Poetry Salon, founded in 2013 by Tresha Faye Haefner, is a community where anyone can access their creativity and grow. It is a thriving organization where writers choose between one-day writing workshops, online eclasses, and in-depth craft classes. Participants showcase their work four times a year at cumulative class readings. Many members have gone on to win awards, and even teach creative writing classes of their very own. The Salon is growing into a resource for leaders and entrepreneurs looking for information and support to create projects and products that will monetize their talents.

What was your journey to publication like?

I founded The Poetry Salon with my Husband in 2013 and held quarterly eight-week classes in our home in Culver City for up to six people per class. After five years of doing this, it seemed the time to collect the better pieces that had emerged between two covers. We published independently POD, and we’re very proud of the results. The things learned about facilitating creative writing workshops I put in our textbook Method and Mystery: A Research-Based Guide to Teaching Poetry, Plus Sixty Original Prompts to Take Your Students Deeper.

Thanks to the pandemic and our relocation to Costa Rica, the Salon has shifted to being a principally online effort.

Any upcoming Chapbook/Book releases? Upcoming poems in magazines?

Burning Word – https://burningword.com/2020/07/the-most-zen-thought/

Bangalore Review – http://bangalorereview.com/2020/07/in-an-irish-pub-after-a-funeral/.

Shopping around more than one book, but no publications on the horizon.

Your Website and Social Media Links.

Website:  www.thepoetrysalon.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tresha.haefner

Twitter: ThePoetrySalon@f_Tresha 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Cr-bU0rmQHYGyfopq7JmQ

Any poets or books that inspired your writing?

I’m very inspired by the poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Kelly Grace Thomas, Kelly Cressio-Moeller, Danez Smith, Douglas Manuel, Patricia Smith, Tracey K. Smith, and others.

Who are you currently reading?

Sonia Greenfield, Dianelly Antigua

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Promopalooza every day at Gyroscope Review for National Poetry Month. Check back tomorrow for another poet interview.

Past Interviews

April 1 – Alison Stone

April 2 – Jessica Barksdale Inclan

April 3 – Maureen Sherbondy

April 4 – William Rector

April 5 – Carolyn Martin

April 6 – Lucy Griffith

April 7 – Better Than Starbucks

April 8 – Marjorie Becker

April 9 – Karen Arnold

April 10 – Sheree La Puma

April 11 – Sherry Rind

April 12 – Gloria Heffernan

April 13 – Kristian Macaron

April 14 – Martin Willits Jr.

April 15- George Longenecker