Wednesday, November 2
7:30 to 9:00pm
PRCA Art Gallery
Free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
Athena Kildegaard is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Ventriloquy. Her second book, Bodies of Light, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, and her third, Cloves & Honey, was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award. She teaches at UMM and is the poetry series editor for Bloom. She has lived on three continents, eaten raccoon, and licked a newborn kitten, among other delights.
Margaret Hasse began writing poems when she was a child in South Dakota. She went on to study literature at Stanford University (B.A.) and the University of Minnesota (M.A.). Hasse is the author of five collections of poetry, including two finalists for the Minnesota Book Award, and Milk and Tides, winner of the poetry prize from the Minnesota Independent Publishing Association. She’s a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, and McKnight Foundation. Hasse’s newest book, Between Us, is literally “hot off the press.” It will be officially launched at a reading and party at The Loft Literary Center on November 17, 2016. Poet Jim Moore points out that “the poems in Between Us call out back and forth between the joys that fill our hearts and the griefs that empty them in the way that poetry has done since ancient times: sometimes in stunned bewilderment, sometimes with blazing assurance.”
“This Activity is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council
through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.”