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Bertha Rogers

Bertha Rogers has published more than 600 poems and translations in anthologies, including the recent Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers (2017), which she edited and includes many Festival writers. Her own poetry collections include Heart Turned Back (2010) Even the Hemlock: Poems, Illuminations, Reliquaries (2005), and the forthcoming Wild.


Her translation of Beowulf was published in 2000, and her translation with illuminations of the Anglo-Saxon Riddle-Poems from the Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, Singing Things, is out in 2018. She has won prestigious writing and visual arts awards and residencies.  A master teaching artist, the Distinguished Service to the Arts in Education Field Award was conferred upon her by the ATA in 2007.


Rogers is the Poet Laureate of Delaware County, New York and co-founded Bright Hill Press & Literary Center of the Catskills with her late husband, Ernest M. Fishman, in 1992.

Bertha is returning to the Festival for a sixth year and will be offering: "A SIX-HOUR NATURE POETRY WRITING INTENSIVE".

Bertha Rogers

Beowulf: Letterpress / Limited Edition  

                  - Bertha Rogers (Translator & Illustrator)   - Poetry               

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Even the Hemlock: Poems, Illuminations, Reliquaries

Heart Turned Back  - Poetry  


Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers - Bertha Rogers (Editor & Contributor)  - Anthology

Suddenly There Were Leaves

  - Bertha Rogers (Editor & Contributor)

- Poetry & Prose Anthology

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