Bonnie Naradzay

Volunteer Leader – Poetry Workshop

In addition to convening weekly poetry sessions at Street Sense, Bonnie Naradzay continues to teach poetry in retirement communities.  She led weekly poetry groups at Miriam’s Kitchen until it was closed because of the pandemic in March, 2020.  She also taught poetry workshops at the DC Women’s Jail.

Her poems have appeared in AGNI, New Letters, RHINO, Kenyon Review online, Tampa Review, Florida Review online, EPOCH, American Journal of Poetry, Birmingham Review, and others, and locally in WWPH, Beltway, Innisfree, Northern Virginia Review, Split This Rock, Poet Lore, the Delmarva Review, and the Potomac Review.  While in graduate school, she enrolled in a class that Robert Lowell taught: “The King James Bible as English Poetry.” In 2010, she was awarded the New Orleans MFA poetry prize:  a month’s stay with Ezra Pound’s daughter Mary in her castle in Northern Italy.