Poetry

Poetry writers from Minnesota.

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Su Hwang

Su Hwang is a poet, activist, stargazer, and the author of Bodega, which received the 2020 Minnesota Book Award in poetry and was named a finalist for the 2021 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Born in Seoul, Korea, she was raised in New York then called the Bay Area home before transplanting to the Midwest, where…

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D. Allen

D. Allen is a queer and genderqueer poet and multidisciplinary artist living in Minneapolis. They completed an MFA in Poetry at the University of Minnesota in 2017 and are currently a 2019-20 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. They have recently received a 2019 20% Theatre Company Q-STAGE: New Works Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist…

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Patrick Cabello Hansel

Patrick Cabello Hansel is the author of the poetry collections The Devouring Land, Quitting Time, and the forthcoming Breathing in Minneapolis. He has published poems and prose in over 85 journals, including Crannog, Ilanot Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, and Lunch Ticket, and won awards from the Loft Literary Center and Minnesota State Arts Board. His…

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Maryann Corbett

Maryann Corbett is the author of five full-length collections of poetry, with a sixth (The O in the Air) due out in 2023. She is a past winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize and the Richard Wilbur Award and a past finalist for the Morton Marr Prize, the Able Muse Book Prize, and the…

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Tracy Youngblom

Tracy Youngblom has been living and writing in the Twin Cities for 30 years. She earned an M.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas and an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. She has published widely in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; individual poems, stories, and essays have appeared in journals such as…

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Gene Stark

Gene Stark writes fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, poetry, and has written a children’s book. His writing is local, rural, and outdoors-oriented. Minnesota and local interest predominate his writing. Stark’s audience is comprised of the folks who live and work in Flyover Country. He has been a teacher, farmer, and a grower and propagator of native…

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Carol Masters

Carol Masters is the author of Dear Descendent, poems; the biography You Can’t Do That: Mary Davidov, Nonviolent Revolutionary (finalist for the 2010 Midwest Independent Publishers Award), and The Peace Terrorist, short stories (1994 winner of MN Voices Project). She has been part of a Loft Mentor series and a Loft-McKnight winner. Her poems and…

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Barton Sutter

Bart Sutter is the only writer to win the Minnesota Book Award in three different categories: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Among other honors, he has won a Bush Foundation Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant (Sweden), a Loft-McKnight Award, and the Bassine Citation from the Academy of American Poets. In 2006, he…

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Kevin Zepper

Kevin Zepper is a professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He teaches a variety of writing and Humanities classes. He is the author of book-length poetry collection, Moonman and has authored four chapbooks of poetry. Lines& Notes is a collaborative, creative effort with alchemical partner in crime, Professor Terrie Manno, Professor of Music,…

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Marilène Phipps

Born and raised in Haiti, Marilène Phipps has held fellowships at the Guggenheim Foundation, Harvard’s Bunting Institute, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, and the Center for the Study of World Religions. The Company of Heaven: Stories from Haiti, won the 2010 Iowa Short fiction Award. Her poetry won the 1993 Grolier prize,…