Tipped Inkwell: Where Poetry is Fluid

Workshops, Readings, etc

PowerPoint Talk Offered


Tiger trainer Mabel Stark and Rajah, c. 1930.

Strange Girls:
Perspectives and Poems on the Lives of Early-1900s
Circus Women 

Join historian and poet Joanie DiMartino for a fascinating look at women who worked in the circus and sideshow at the turn of the 20th-century. Based on the research completed for her poetry collection of the same title, DiMartino will share both historical vignettes and poems inspired by these self-styled “strange girls”–women who chose to eschew the rigid social roles of their day and instead travelled throughout the country performing under the Big Top.  On with the Show!

Upcoming Appearances:

Locations and times listed when confirmed.

Previous Appearances:
East Lyme Public Library, Niantic, CT
Crescent Point at Niantic, Niantic, CT
Stonington Free Library, Stonington, CT

Please contact me to schedule a talk.  Fee charged.

Manuscript Consultations

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Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT.

Manuscript consultations include:

  • critique of individual poems
  • critique of arrangement of collection
  • editing/copyediting

Fees (sliding scale based on pages):

  • chapbook (16-24 pages)
    $35 per hour
  • full-length (48-64 pages)
    $50 per hour

To request a consultation or for further information, contact me.
Please note that I do not offer consultations or critiques of prose at this time.