Writer Bill Holm to be remembered tonight


Luminaries from the Minnesota literary world will gather this evening at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis to remember Bill Holm and to read from his latest work (published posthumously), “The Chain Letter of the Soul.”

Those reading from his new book will include Minnesota Poet Laureate Robert Bly, Holm’s wife Marcella Brekken, Milkweed Editions’ publishers Emilie Buchwald and Daniel Slager, and poets Phil Bryant, Phebe Hanson, Jim Heynen, Jim Lenfestey, Freya Manfred, Joe and Nancy Paddock and John Rezmerski.

Pianist Sonja Thompson will accompany the evening, performing selections of Hayden (one of Holm’s favorite composers) and other classics.

  • Joanne Schar

    What a wonderful evening of poets, poetry, music and memories! We were delighted and humbled to enjoy this tribute to Bill Holm and the new book of poetry. I thank everyone who was involved in presenting this fun event! Joanne Schar Spencer, Iowa