2023 Tiny Residents

Edythe Rodriguez

Spring Tiny Resident

Edythe Rodriguez is an Upper Darby poet and copywriter, hardcore Bustelo drinker and non-violent Beyhive member. She studied creative writing and Africology at Temple University where she developed both an Afrocentric writing praxis and the urge to amplify the full range and personality of Black language. Edythe has received fellowships from PEN America, Hurston/Wright, The Watering Hole and elsewhere. She is the first place winner of the 2022 Sandy Crimmins Poetry Prize from Philadelphia Stories and the 2021 Margaret Reid Prize from Winning Writers. Her work is either published or forthcoming in Obsidian, The Offing, The Rumpus and Torch Literary Arts.

Workshop: Actually the Poems Keep the Score: Writing Memory, Family and the Shifting Self

May 20th & 21st, 12-2 PM MST / 2-4 PM EST

Emily Marie Passos Duffy

Fall Tiny Resident

Emily Marie Passos Duffy is a poet, performing artist, and author of Hemorrhaging Want & Water (Perennial Press 2023). She has given writing workshops with collective.aporia and Colorado Entertainers Coalition. She was a finalist for the Noemi Press 2020 Book Award and a finalist of the 2020 Inverted Syntax Sublingua Prize for Poetry. She was named a 2020 Disquiet International Luso-American fellow. She received her MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in 2018. She is a PhD candidate in Translation Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon.

Rage and the Radial Narrative

The workshop will focus on working and writing with rage as a source of precision and hot truth. We will build out from Jane Alison’s notion of radial narratives as those in which “a powerful center holds the fictional world.” Think firecrackers, flowers, the sun’s rays—places where energy starts at the center and continues out in rings or spokes. Radials, or explosive patterns, can reach outwards or circle around a densely packed nucleus. 

In this exploratory and generative workshop space, we’ll toy with the biomechanics of our anger, trace the contours of our reactivity, and investigate relationships between form/ formlessness and content. We will ask, where is the tension between stasis and motion? Which narrative or sensory threads comprise the radial structure of your work? Where and how can we implode/ explode?

Workshop attendees can expect to write, converse, move, co-create a playlist, and leave with a piece to carry forward. Whether you’re working on something with the aim of publication, exploring the genesis of a fresh project, or seeking inspiration, this workshop is crafted to enliven your creative journey. Come rage!

Sign up for Emily’s workshop: October 21 and 22, 10 AM MST / 5 PM WET.

With many amazing candidates, we have also opened a new residency for the winter!

Marissa Forbes

Winter 2024 Resident

Marissa Forbes (she/her) is an artist, writer of all genres, an instructor, and mother. She has self-published a limited-edition poetry chapbook called My Muse Is a Night Owl and her full length collection Bridging the Gap: Poems & Ethos for Emily Warren Roebling is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in the fall of 2023. Her published poems and stories can be found on marissaforbes.com. She is the Managing Editor for Twenty Bellows, a Colorado based literary magazine with a mission to amplify marginalized voices of the west. She is also a TA for the National class for a 10 month poetry publishing program through Community Literature Initiative. Forbes was awarded an Author Fellowship from Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing in 2021 and a Pushcart Nominee for 2023. Marissa has resided all over the country but found her forever home in Denver where she lives a colorful life with her two children, Jack and Layne, a dog, and cat.