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Su Hwang’s Bodega: 7 hints for embarking on the risky adventure of getting into poetry

Su Hwang’s Bodega: 7 hints for embarking on the risky adventure of getting into poetry

Bodega is one of five finalist books chosen by Paige Riehl for Lyricality’s “Read Poetry Central Minnesota 2020” program. Lyricality aims to introduce Minnesota poets to new audiences, and to encourage book groups to consider poetry collections as a way to facilitate lively, meaningful discussions. People who read Bodega might gain insight to foster compassion around some of today’s most politically divisive topics.

Night Shining by Katherine Wallin

Night Shining by Katherine Wallin

Welcome to Sunday Morning Lyricality, featuring a weekly song or poem by a Minnesota writer. Where do poems come from? Katherine Wallin (pronounced wall-EEN) suggests that poets often begin with paradox, confusion, or questions. While poems don't provide answers--they are not little how-to manuals for living--we might turn to poetry to catch an insight, which may feel like getting a glimpse...

Why “Read Poetry Central Minnesota 2020” is NOT a competition

Why “Read Poetry Central Minnesota 2020” is NOT a competition

Is “Read Poetry Central Minnesota 2020" a competition? Good grief—no! Lyricality is working is to honor all poets and all forms of poetry, not to make hierarchies and create ranks. We have no intention in calling one of these five fine books, selected by Paige Riehl as suitable for our program, better or worthy of more honor than the others.  That's why, to introduce the "Read Poetry...

Night Shining by Katherine Wallin

[a door asks you to live] by Betsy Johnson

Welcome to Sunday Morning Lyricality, featuring a weekly song or poem by a Minnesota writer. Poetry can sometimes be like an incantation, calling us to be our better selves. You might want to try this little ritual to start your New Year: get dressed to take a walk outside. Stand inside your door and listen to this short recording of the author reading this poem. Then, open the door and...

Night Shining by Katherine Wallin

Constellations by Nicole Borg

Welcome to Sunday Morning Lyricality, featuring a weekly song or poem by a Minnesota writer. Have you ever wondered what your place in the universe is, or means? This poem gazes at the universe from the human perspective of love, connecting them in the concept of "vastness." Where others might see only chaotic complexity, the poet sees patterns. And yet, in humility, with a sense of...

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