April 8, 2021

In this online event, Lyricality presents 4 esteemed Minnesota poets, who will read from This is Where by Louise K. Waakaa’igan, a small volume of 25 poems selected for “Read Poetry 2021.” Guest readers will bring some of their own poems into conversation with the featured poet’s work. 3 Somali-American poets from central MN will also join this heartfelt reading & discussion, from 7-8 pm. 

Register in advance for this free event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Louise K. Waakaa’igan


Heid E. Erdrich

Su Hwang

Paige Riehl

and central Minnesota Somali-American poets

Abdi Mahad

Anisa Hagi-Mohamed 

Halima Hagi-Mohamed 

 with Special Guests from Aquarius Press/Willow Books

Heather Buchanan, Publisher 

Randall Horton, Editor 

Louise K. Waakaa’igan reads “Within”

Read Poetry 2021 Sponsors and Supporters: 

Aquarius Press/Willow Books

Whitney Senior Center, Saint Cloud

Read Poetry 2021 is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.