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Sunshine Squared: A Poetry Reading

Juliet Patterson is the author of The Truant Lover and Dirge, a chapbook recently published by Albion Books. Her second collection of poetry Threnody is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in 2017. She teaches through St. Olaf College, Hamline University and the Loft Literary Center, where she was recently awarded an Excellence in Teaching Fellowship. Her most recent project, a memoir in progress, entitled Sinkhole, has been supported through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and a Minnesota Emerging Writers grant.

Lewis Mundt is a writer and performer whose work has been published by Paper Darts, Revolver, The Rumpus, and Slag Glass City, among others. In addition to producing the New Sh!t Show Minneapolis, he is editor in chief at Beard Poetry, a small Minnesota press dedicated to producing affordable, high-quality publications for readers and writers. His first full-length collection, The God of the Whole Animal, is forthcoming from Beard Poetry in spring 2015. More at lewismundt.com.

Thressa Johnson is a preschool teacher, graduate student, and co-coach of the Hamline University Poetry Slam. Her first poetry collection, A Particular Weight, was published by Beard Poetry last year. She has featured at several local venues and events, including the New Sh!t Show, Take Back the Night, the University of Minnesota poetry slam, and Eat My Words. Currently, she is working on a combination of new year's resolutions and poems inspired by yoga poses.

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