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Call for Submissions: Poetry on the Wall

The Crossing Arts Alliance (TCAA) invites you to submit up to 3 poems for Poetry on the Wall. Poets, please consider this opportunity to exhibit your work and read during the reception. The deadline for submissions is January 2, 2013.

MN Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen Reading in Brainerd lakes area by Mary Aalgaard

Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen visited the Brainerd lakes area as the guest presenter for The League of Minnesota Poets' conference on Saturday, October 13, 2012. She gave a public reading of her poetry at Central Lakes College in the evening. Three local musicians, Sarah Yeh, Anja Smith, and Sophie Stubbs provided lovely music to set the mood for this event. Special thanks to Krista Rolfzen Soukup, of Blue Cottage Agency, for coordinating this event.

Poetry reading by Li-Young Lee at CLC

Li-Young Lee is a nationally acclaimed poet and scholar. He visited CLC on Monday, Sept. 24, and read from his collection. He grew up with the feeling that he was the enemy in the various foreign countries where he lived, which seeped into his psyche and his writing. He told us about the four selves: We have our public self, the one we show to anyone, even strangers. We have our private self, who we are with friends and family, where we feel a little safer. We have our inner self, the one we know and keep only to ourselves.