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Spring Hatch: Three Red Dragonfly Poets

Biographies

NAOMI COHN is creator of Known by Heart, a collaborative project on poetry, memory and performance. Between Nectar & Eternity (2013) presents 14 of Cohn's poems about insects and other social creatures, given wings by original artwork drawn by  Red Dragonfly's award-winning founder and editor,  Scott King (who knows a thing or two about bugs). Cohn notes "insects have been a strange muse for me. To paraphrase Groucho Marx: outside of a bug, a book is a poet's best friend; inside of a bug, it's too dark to read..."

MIKE HAZARD is a poet, photographer and filmmaker. He is a current recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to do a documentary portraying the late filmmaker George Stoney. His poems have been published in MPLSzine, Dakota Territory, County Lines, Tenth Assembling, Lief Magazine, Preview Magazine and Saint Paul Almanac. Red Dragonfly has published his first collection of poetry, This World Is Not Altogether Bad (2013).

SCOTT LOWERY won the 2013 Emergence Chapbook Series Prize for Empty-handed, "chosen for its voice and...reverent treatment of place and labor." A native of the Twin Cities, Lowery has lived in southeastern MN for the past 20 years, where he is an educator, writer, musician and parent. Lowery's poems have appeared in North American Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Water-Stone Review, Great River Review, and The Teacher's Voice. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee and finalist for three national poetry awards

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