This week, a youthful poetry slam, one of the jewels of the Fargo-Moorhead art scene, and grainy nighttime party videos transformed into paintings, have captured the hounds. (Want to be an Art Hound? Sign up!) The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, according to David Hamilton, is part of the foundation on which the community’s art scene is Read more →
A new haven for arts and culture in south central Minnesota, a warm living room dance and a Kentucky poet who’s bringing Appalachia to a northern clime. Read more →
From Katie Kaufmann, actor and creator: My Favorite arts memory of 2013 was a play I saw at Pillsbury House and Theatre in Minneapolis: “The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry.” This show included all the things that make me love live theater. It was mythic, funny, educational, and heart-wrenching. Full of poetery and magic. Read more →
This morning the finalists were announced for the National Book Awards; among the finalists for poetry was Matt Rasmussen’s “Black Aperture.”
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Lightsey Darst lives at that wonderful intersection of art — and art.
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Poetry can take you places. Just look at Minnesota native Éireann Lorsung, who since earning her MFA at the University of Minnesota has lived in England, France and now Belgium. Lorsung edits the journal 1110 and co-runs the small press MIEL. Lorsung is back in town, and Tuesday evening will read from her second collection Read more →
If while walking about the Twin Cities you happened upon a sign that says “Lost poem” with a phone number to call, you could be forgiven for thinking it was some sort of joke. But it’s not. Ring Ring Poetry , according to creator Cole Sarar, “broadcasts” recorded poetry by phone. Each piece was written Read more →
A New York Times review of Minnesota poet Tom Hennen’s latest book calls him an “American master.” Hennen, who was born in Morris in 1942, worked much of his life as a letterpress printer and a naturalist. Retired, he now lives in St. Paul to be close to his children and grandchildren. Copper Canyon Press Read more →
Erdrich has co-created three ‘video poems’ that will be shown this weekend, including a look at the Occupy movement from the perspective of a Native American.
‘Poems by Heart’ is a memorization game featuring poems by Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and other famous wordsmiths.