Poetry

Poetry writers from Minnesota.

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Jennifer Manthey

Jennifer Manthey’s first book, The Fight, was winner of the Trio Award and a finalist for the 2024 Minnesota Book Award. Her work has appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Calyx Journal, Palette Poetry, and Best New Poets. She has received support from MVICW and Bread Loaf Writers Workshops. She lives in…

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Jamieya B-Johnson

Jamieya B-Johnson is inspired by the joys of life. She has written books from many life experiences, and much of her work comes by the way of living life and growing which allows the opening of her heart to readers everywhere. For B-Johnson, sharing herself and experiences pertains to walking in the abundance of being…

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Ty Chapman

Ty Chapman is the author of Sarah Rising, Looking For Happy, and A Door Made for Me (written with Tyler Merritt). Chapman’s forthcoming publications include multiple children’s books and a poetry collection through Button Poetry. He was a 2022 Center for Arts + Social Justice Fellow – an award that supports a speculative work in…

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Annette Gagliardi

Annette Gagliardi is a poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, England, and the US. Her first full-length poetry collection, titled A Short Supply of Viability, was published through The Poetry Box. Gagliardi notices the intricate details of lives lived around her. She notices the dimensions of nature, time, and the human…

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Juliet Patterson

Juliet Patterson is the author of Sinkhole: A Legacy of Suicide and two full-length poetry collections, Threnody, a finalist for the 2017 Audre Lorde Poetry Award, and The Truant Lover, winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2006 Lambda Literary Award. Patterson is a recipient of a 2011 Arts & Letters…

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Allison Blevins

Allison Blevins is a queer disabled writer and the author of Cataloguing Pain; Handbook for the Newly Disabled, A Lyric Memoir; and Slowly/Suddenly. She is also the author of the chapbooks Chorus for the Kill, Susurration, Letters to Joan, and A Season for Speaking, part of the Robin Becker Series. Blevins is the Founder and…

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Mary Christine Kane

Mary Christine Kane is a Moth-winning storyteller and author. Her poetry book, Between the stars where you are lost, was published in 2019. Her essays and poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Storytellers’ True Stories About Love, Volume 2; Right Here, Right Now: the Buffalo Anthology; Chicken Soup of the Soul: Lessons…

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Janna Knittel

Janna Knittel is from the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Minnesota since 2004. Her book, Real Work, was a 2023 Minnesota Book Award finalist. Knittel’s work includes the chapbook Fish & Wild Life and poems in Blueline, Breakwater Review, Conduit, Constellations, North Dakota Quarterly, Pleiades, Whale Road Review, and The Wild Word, among other…

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Maya Washington

Maya Washington is an award-winning multi-hyphenate artist: writer, poet, director, narrative and documentary filmmaker (writer/director/producer), actress, creative director, visualist (photography), and arts educator. Her award-winning film, Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, about her father, Vikings football legend Gene Washington, premiered on PBS in 2022. Her memoir, Through the Banks of the Red Cedar:…

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Holly Day

Holly Day has worked as a freelance writer for over 30 years, with more than 7,000 published articles, poems, and short stories and 40 books and chapbooks, including the nonfiction books Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Walking Twin Cities, Stillwater Minnesota: A Brief History, and History Lover’s Guide to Minneapolis. Her work…