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Stan Kusunoki and John Minczeski read poetry

Kusunoki: 180 Days- Reflections and Observations of a Teacher

Stanley Kusunoki is a teacher, poet, writer, arts advocate, and musician. He has served on panels for the Minnesota State Arts Board, and was on the board of directors for S.A.S.E., The Write Place. He was the recipient of a Loft Asian Inroads mentorship, and a Minnesota State Arts Board “Cultural Collaborations” Grant (with support from the Jerome Foundation) for The Beringia Project (with Jamison Mahto). Kusunoki has been a teaching artist for the Perpich Center for Arts in Education, Asian - American Renaissance, and the Intermedia Arts "Exchanges" program. He has taught poetry to children through summer camps and elementary school residencies sponsored by the Loft; S.A.S.E., The Write Place; and the Perpich Center for Arts in Education. Kusunoki is currently the High Potential Teacher/Coordinator at Red Oak Elementary School in Shakopee. Kusunoki has had poems published by Spout Press, Artword Quarterly, and other anthologies, including Drumvoices Review.  180 Days... is his first full collection of poems.

Minczeski: Circle Routes   and    A Letter From Serafin

John is the author of 7 books of poetry. He worked at COMPAS for many years and has taught poetry to kids, students, seniors and everyone in between. Having taught at several colleges and universities, he is currently on staff at St. Cloud State University. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife Joan.

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