“Poetry is a mystical thing to me,” explains Rita Coleman, a local poet who lives in rural Greene County. Rita’s debut collection of poetry, “And Yet,” will be published in August by Finishing Line Press. “The title of the poem, which also serves as the title of my collection, just came to me once that poem was written. I like that the title implies that there is more beyond the last line or the last poem, that it leaves everything open.”
Rita, who lived in Eaton until she was six and then moved with her family to Kettering, says she started writing poetry off and on after high school, and has been writing poetry steadily ever since.
She is a Wright State University graduate with a B.A. and an M.A. in English literature with a concentration in creative writing. She has worked as a freelance journalist, a teaching assistant and an adjunct instructor.
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