Heart Turned Back Salmon Poetry (2010)
More than 250 of Bertha Rogers's poems appear in journals and anthologies, including Barrow Street, The MacGuffin, Nimrod International Journal, The Louisville Review, Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review, ONTHEBUS, The Same, Rattapallax, Pivot, BigCityLit, and others. Her collections include Even the Hemlock: Poe(chapbook, Snark Press, IL, 2004); A House of Corners (Three Conditions Press, Maryland Poetry Review Chapbook Contest Winner, 2000); and Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen, NY 1991). Her translation of Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon epic poem, was published in 2000 (Birch Brook Press, NY), and her translation of the riddle-poems from the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, Singing Things, will be published in 2010 (Birch Brook Press, NY). Her collection, Heart Turned Back, will also appear in 2010 (Salmon Poetry Publishing, Ireland). In 2006 she was the recipient of an AE Ventures Grant for excellence in both poetry and visual art and for contributions to the field through the not-for-profit literary press and center she founded in 1992, brighthillpress.org. Her word and image works have been shown in hundreds of juried and solo exhibits throughout the US and Europe and are collected in the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas and other private and public collections. In 2007 she was given the 2007 Teaching Artist Distinguished Service to the Arts in Education Field Award by Partners for Arts Education and the Association of TeachingArtists in New York. She serves as program director for the New York State Literary Web Site.