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Poetry And Conversation With Shana Ritter

Shana reads from her latest book Stairs of Separation and discusses the origins of this writing project.

Shana Ritter

Photo: Courtesy of the poet

Shana Ritter.

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
Martin Buber

Shana Ritter is a writer and educator. A long-time resident of Bloomington, Indiana, she is originally from New York.

Shana is a three-time recipient of the Indiana Arts Commission Individual Writing Grant.  Her new book, Stairs of Separation, tells the story of her mother’s journey as an immigrant in the early 1920’s and can be found through Finishing Line Press (now accepting pre-orders).

Shana is currently working on a series of poems based on the letters exchanged by her parents during World War II.

In this program, Shana reads “Stairs of Separation,” “The Letter: Poland, 1920,” and “Departure: Belgium, 1920.”

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