Why do I call myself a selfish poet? Why do I do what I do?
Trish Hopkinson has always loved words—in fact, her mother tells everyone she was born with a pen in her hand. A Pushcart nominated poet, she has been published in several anthologies and journals, including Stirring, Pretty Owl Poetry, and Chagrin River Review; and her third chapbook Footnote was published by Lithic Press in 2017. Hopkinson is co-founder of a regional poetry group, Rock Canyon Poets, and Editor-in-Chief of the group’s annual poetry anthology entitled Orogeny. She is a product director by profession and resides in Utah with her handsome husband and their two outstanding children. You can follow Hopkinson on her blog where she shares information on how to write, publish, and participate in the greater poetry community at https://trishhopkinson.com/.
“From event listings to calls for submissions, @trishhopkinson’s site is a poets’ paradise”–Wordpress Discover tweet
“Trish Hopkinson may describe herself as a ‘selfish poet,’ but her site is an indispensable community hub for poetry lovers, with news and event listings, writing resources, and much more (including her own poems, of course).”–Wordpress Discover feature
“Another layer, perhaps, of the ‘Selfish Poet’ is the honest admission that literary success is measured not only through the development of craft but also the publication, dissemination, and appreciation of one’s work. Hopkinson’s site is a generous guide to pursuing all of these goals.” –Emily Jaeger, Features Editor of Woven Tale Press
“Although her tagline is ‘A Selfish Poet,’ she may be the most unselfish blogger I have come across. In fact, if the motto of my state’s writer’s association is ‘writers helping writers,’ Hopkinson’s motto could easily be ‘poets helping poets.'” –Bryan Pitchford
What others are saying about my poetry…
“Inventive, original and a great sense of humor alongside very serious subjects. [Trish has] great skill in writing form as well as free verse.” —League of Utah Writers
“Breathless and uncompromising. A voice of a poet and the banquet of words carefully chosen to divulge the corners of our lives so often painted over. A poet of non gender a woman of high esteem. It so happens, I really enjoyed discovering this Poet.” –Franco Esposito, editor of PoetryPasta
“How difficult to tell the devastating truth without artificially sweetening it — nor mawkishly embellishing it. A special thing to be able to mourn and make sense of it. And to be able somehow to lift up the mourner without device. Yes, these are poems of loss, but who reads them gains. That’s the very best poetry can do.” –Firestone Feinberg, editor of Verse-Virtual
“It’s hard to find good prose poets, and Trish is one of them. Ginsberg was one of them, ‘A Supermarket in California’ proves that much. If Trish was born in a different decade, perhaps she’d be enshrined in the poetic lore with the rest of the beatniks who hit the road, bound for infamy.”–Justin Hilliard, editor-and-chief for The Chaotic Review