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Local Poets, Amy Munson and Juliette Patternson, read from their work

Amy Munson's first book of poetry is Yes Thorn winner of Tupelo Press's Berkshire award. 

Amy McCann Munson's poetry has recently appeared in the Kenyon ReviewGettysburg Review, and West Branch, among others; her first full-length collection, Yes Thorn, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press as winner of their 2013 First/Second Book Prize. She was a 2012-2013 McKnight Artist Fellow in Poetry, 2012 fellowship recipient from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and 2012-2013 Writer in Residence at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (Fridley, MN). In 2014, she became a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. A native of Illinois, she currently lives in Minneapolis.

Part lamentation, part ode, Threnody (the word originates from the Greek, threnos, wailing and ode. ), examines the beauty and violence of our present ecological moment with a lyric and meditative eye. Concerned with the precise relationship of components in the world these poems exist in the overlap between imagination and fact, truth and history, territory and map, the living and the dead. 
Juliet Patterson's poems are entirely themselves; they use time and the eye and tongue all the body, as thought and insight, inside and outside history. Jean Valentine"

JULIET PATTERSON is the author of The Truant Lover, winner of the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize, and the chapbooks Epilogue and Dirge. As a community activist and artist, Patterson has worked on a number of collaborative projects related to place-making and the environment. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and son.

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