As a working mom, Pameticky notes a constant friction between the differing spaces and roles she occupies. Pair that with a need to build community, and her work is focused on the exquisite ordinary, the every-day blaise: the too-full laundry basket and the stack of papers that never shrinks; the wife that can’t cook and the mom that isn’t a good hugger; the seeker of god(s), both the little ‘g’ type and the BIG ‘G.’
Pameticky’s poetry touches on themes of anxiety and inadequacy, ambition and empathy. As a narrative poet, she’s interested in exploring voice and character through the lens of “Mother, Teacher, Friend, & Wife.” Her role as poet is to explore the moment, to capture the resonance of independent and discrete sections of time. Poetry should be accessible; poetry should express sentiment without sentimentality. Think Poem as Artifact and Poet as Witness. I’m interested in pursuing more collaborative relationships, exchanging the power of other modes with text and vice versa.
To learn more, click on the following projects:
The Wichita Broadside Project
Anatomy of a Sea Star Re-imagined
River City Poetry
The Community Poetry Workshop
She Cast Her Gaze