The video below is a sample of the work of the Macalester College slam poetry team in St. Paul, Minnesota. Please take a few minutes to watch this powerful performance by Korean adoptee Rachel Rostad.
Rachel Rostad from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.
Update, 4/16/13: After seeing this video here, Land of Gazillion Adoptees has posted a nice interview with Rachel Rostad. Go check it out!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Adoptee Poet Rachel Rostad
Posted by Karen Pickell
Karen Pickell was born and adopted in Ohio in the late 1960s. She reunited with her birth mother in 2005 and with her birth father in 2007. Her husband is an adoptive father of two children, now grown, from his first marriage, one of whom was adopted from Korea. Karen and her husband live in Florida with their two biological children. Karen holds a Master of Arts in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University in Georgia; she has published poems, essays, and stories, and is currently drafting a memoir. She previously served on the board of directors of the Georgia Writers Association, as editor for the Georgia Poetry Society, and as associate editor of the literary journal Flycatcher. She blogs about writing, adoption, and other topics at www.karenpickell.com.