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What Light Poetry Project

Nov 17, 2011
mnLIT presents: Larry Schug
Larry Schug

Read Larry Schug's poem, "Two Plates on the Table," selected as a finalist in the last cycle of the What Light Poetry Project contest by poet Sunshine Glenstone.
Oct 27, 2011
mnLIT presents: Gretchen Rueth
Gretchen Rueth

Gretchen Rueth's poem, "Why Loneliness", was selected as a finalist in the last cycle of the mnLIT contest by our lead What Light juror for 2010, Jeff Johnson.
Jul 20, 2011
mnLIT presents: Tim Nolan
Tim Nolan

Tim Nolan's poem "What I'm Meant to Do" was selected for this competition cycle of What Light by poet Sun Yung Shin.
Jun 22, 2011
mnLIT presents: Aseem Kaul
Aseem Kaul

Read "If at first" by Aseem Kaul, a poem selected for the 2010 cycle of mnLIT's What Light competition by acclaimed poet Todd Boss.
May 25, 2011
mnLIT presents: Bart Galle
Bart Galle

"Road Rising," selected as a What Light finalist for the 2010 mnLIT cycle, was selected by Coffee House Press editor, Chris Fischbach.
Apr 6, 2011
mnLIT presents: Rebecca Dosch-Brown
Rebecca Dosch Brown

Read "My Best Friend Once" by Rebecca Dosch-Brown, selected for the 2010 cycle of mnLIT's What Light Poetry Project by acclaimed poet Sun Yung Shin (SKIRT FULL OF BLACK).
Feb 25, 2011
mnLIT presents: Colleen Coyne
Colleen Coyne

Read "The Kitchen Ghost" by Colleen Coyne, a 2010 finalist in mnartists.org's mnLIT/What Light Poetry Project competition; her poem was selected for this year's cycle by writer Sandi Wisenberg.
Nov 17, 2010
mnLIT presents: 2010 What Light grand prize-winner, Connie Wanek
Connie Wanek

Read "Polygamy," Connie Wanek's 2010 mnLIT grand prize-winning poem for this year's competition, originally selected by juror Sunshine Glenstone. Stay tuned: A newly commissioned poem by Wanek will be published on mnartists.org next month.
Oct 8, 2010
mnLIT presents: Susan Stevens Chambers
Susan Stevens Chambers

What Light finalist Susan Stevens Chambers' poem, "Personal Response to Last Week's Letter to the Editor," was selected by Todd Boss for the 2010 mnLIT competition cycle. PLUS: The second mnLIT winners' reading is October 18 at the Red Stag!
Sep 8, 2010
mnLIT presents: Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach

What Light finalist Sandy Beach's poem, "Do-It-Yourself-Narcissus," was selected for this cycle of mnLIT by Coffee House Press' Associate Publisher Chris Fischbach. PLUS: The first 2010 mnLIT winners' reading is Sept 20!
Jul 28, 2010
mnLIT presents: Annie Baxter
Annie Baxter

Annie Baxter's poem, "The Buildup," inaugurates the 2010 publication season of mnLIT. Baxter's piece was selected as a What Light winner by writer Sandi Wisenberg.
Jun 23, 2010
mnLIT Original: "Midway Motel" and "The End of the Affair"
Greg Watson

"Midway Motel" and "The End of the Affair" are new poems by one of mnartists.org's 2009 What Light grand prize-winners, Greg Watson. The poetry is accompanied by a curated selection of work drawn from mnartists.org's vast database of artists.
May 10, 2010
mnLIT presents: Susan Stevens Chambers
Susan Stevens Chambers

Susan Steven's Chambers poem, "Weather Advisory," was selected for the 2009 cycle of mnLIT by writer Joyce Sidman. PLUS: The 2010 mnLIT call for Minnesota poets and writers closes for the year MAY 16!
Apr 6, 2010
mnLIT presents: Neil Dyer
Neil Dyer

This week's What Light-winner, Neil Dyer, had two poems selected (by different jurors) for the 2009 cycle of mnLIT. This poem (a timely ode to springtime), "Here, At Last," was chosen by poet Leslie Adrienne Miller.
Mar 30, 2010
mnLIT Original: "What the Neurologist Doesn't Say"
Jeff Johnson

"What the Neurologist Doesn't Say" is a newly commissioned poem by one of mnartists.org's 2009 What Light grand prize-winners, Jeff Johnson. His poem is accompanied by a curated selection of work drawn from mnartists.org's vast database of artists.
Mar 23, 2010
mnLIT presents: Dan Pederson
Dan Pederson

Dan Pederson's "Parasol Poem" is this week's mnLIT winner, selected for the 2009 cycle of the What Light Poetry Project by Dobby Gibson.
Feb 22, 2010
mnLIT presents: Ben Weaver
Ben Weaver

This week's poem, "Devastations" by Ben Weaver, is a grand prize-winner, selected for the 2009 cycle of What Light Poetry Project by poet Dobby Gibson.
Feb 10, 2010
mnLIT presents: Mark Maire
Mark Maire

This week's winning What Light poem, "Freight" by Mark Maire, was selected for the 2009 cycle of mnLIT by poet Deborah Keenan.
Jan 26, 2010
mnLIT presents: Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson

This week we've got a second poem from What Light grand prize-winner, Jeff Johnson - "Lake Street," selected for the 2009 mnLIT cycle by poet Connie Wanek.
Jan 12, 2010
mnLIT presents: Lynette Reini-Grandell
Lynette Reini-Grandell

This week's mnLIT winner, "This Horse's Ears" by Lynette Reini-Grandell, was selected for the 2009 cycle of the What Light Poetry Project by poet Leslie Adrienne Miller.
Jan 7, 2010
mnLIT Original: "Eggshells"
Ben Weaver

"Eggshells" is a newly commissioned poem by one of our 2009 What Light grand prize-winners, Ben Weaver. Each of these new works is accompanied by a curated selection of work drawn from mnartists.org's vast database of artists.
Dec 29, 2009
mnLIT presents: Kirsten Dierking
Kirsten Dierking

This week's mnLIT winner, "Half Asleep" by Kirsten Dierking, was selected as a 2009 What Light poem by Joyce Sidman.
Dec 14, 2009
mnLIT presents: Darci Schummer
Darci Schummer

Darci Schummer is a two-time winner for the 2009 cycle of mnLIT & What Light; this week's poem, "Hair," was selected by poet Connie Wanek.
Nov 30, 2009
mnLIT presents: Greg Watson
Greg Watson

This week's poem is written by Greg Watson, whose work has been chosen for a number of previous cycles of mnartists.org's literary series. "My Brother's Tattoo" was selected by poet Deborah Keenan and is one of the 2009 mnLIT grand prize-winning pieces.
Nov 17, 2009
mnLIT presents: Elizabeth Dingmann
Elizabeth Dingmann

This week's mnLIT-winning piece, "Double Bound" by Elizabeth Dingmann, was selected for the 2009 cycle of mnartists.org's What Light Poetry Project by poet Leslie Adrienne Miller.

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