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What Light Poetry Project

Nov 2, 2009
mnLIT presents: Gary Dop
Gary Dop

This week's mnLIT winner -- Gary Dop's delightful poem, "Bill Bitner at the Henry Doorly Zoo" -- was selected by poet and writer Joyce Sidman.
Oct 20, 2009
mnLIT presents: Todd Pederson
Todd Pederson

This week's winning mnLIT piece, "Flatiron - Market Sunday" by Todd Pederson, was selected for the 2009 What Light Poetry Project by poet Dobby Gibson.
Oct 5, 2009
mnLIT presents: Mary Butler Harpin
Mary Butler Harpin

This week, read Mary Butler Harpin's What Light-winning poem, "We Walked Five Villages," selected for this year's mnLIT series by poet Deborah Keenan.
Sep 22, 2009
mnLIT presents: Mike Rollin
Mike Rollin

"Holloways," a luminous song of the city, is this week's What Light-winning poem by Mike Rollin, selected by mnLIT juror Connie Wanek. Through the mnLIT series, mnartists.org publishes a new poem or story by a Minnesota writer each week.
Sep 8, 2009
mnLIT presents: Kayla Skarbakka
Kayla Skarbakka

This week's What Light winner, "Mary In Blue" by Kayla Skarbakk, was selected for the 2009 mnLIT cycle by poet Leslie Adrienne Miller.
Aug 25, 2009
mnLIT presents: Neil Dyer
Neil Dyer

This week's mnLIT winner, from the What Light Poetry Project, is one of two selected for the 2009 cycle of mnartists.org's literary competition. This week's poem, "Compline," was selected by poet Dobby Gibson.
Aug 10, 2009
mnLIT presents: Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson

This week read one of our What Light grand prize-winning poems, this one by Jeff Johnson, selected by poet Joyce Sidman. PLUS: come hear Jeff Johnson, along with a slew of other mnLIT winners, read Monday evening, August 17 at the Ritz Theater.
Jul 28, 2009
mnLIT presents: Darci Schummer
Darci Schummer

This week's mnLIT-winning poem, "Archaeology" by Darci Schummer, was selected by What Light juror, poet Deborah Keenan.
Jul 14, 2009
About our 2009 What Light/mnLIT judges
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Read more about our esteemed panel of What Light Poetry Project jurors for the 2009 cycle of mnartists.org's mnLIT competition and publication project: Dobby Gibson, Deborah Keenan, Leslie Adrienne Miller, Joyce Sidman, and Connie Wanek.
Jul 14, 2009
mnLIT presents: Dan Pederson
Dan Pederson

"From the Windy Trees" by Dan Pederson is one of the winning pieces in this year's What Light Poetry Project competition within mnartists.org's mnLIT program. All 38 winning stories and poems will be published on mnartists.org in the months to come.
Feb 3, 2009
What Light: This Week's Poem: Constance Turke
What Light: Constance Turke

"In the Wetlands" by Constance Turke, this week's winning poem, was selected by Jim Johnson. This winner wraps up the fall-winter cycle of What Light. The next call for MN poets will open March 2 and run through April 20.
Jan 26, 2009
What Light: This Week's Poem: Jorie Miller
What Light: Jorie Miller

This week's poem, "Coronation" by Jorie Miller, was selected by poet William Stobb.
Jan 19, 2009
What Light: This Week's Poem: Charisse Gendron
What Light: Charisse Gendron

This week's poem by Charisse Gendron, is the third of her NONSETS poems to earn recognition in this cycle of What Light, was selected by Deborah Bernhardt.
Jan 12, 2009
What Light: This Week's Poem: Amy McCann
What Light: Amy McCann

This week's What Light winner, "In the Small Church" by Amy McCann, was selected by poet William Stobb.
Jan 5, 2009
What Light: This Week's Poem: Colin McDonald
What Light: Colin McDonald

This week's poem, "Coffee Place Elegy" by Colin McDonald, was selected to be a What Light winner by poet Deborah Bernhardt.
Dec 29, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Thom Swiss
What Light: Thom Swiss

"In the Recording Studio," this week's What Light poem by Thom Swiss, was selected by acclaimed poet William Stobb.
Dec 22, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Diana Lundell
What Light: Diana Lundell

"The Right Answer" by Diana Lundell was selected to be this week's What Light-winning poem by Duluth Poet-Laureate Jim Johnson.
Dec 15, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Charisse Gendron
What Light: Charisse Gendron

This week's poem, "Plush" by Charisse Gendron, is the second of three of the poet's NONSETS series which were selected as What Light winners by this round's judges. This one was selected by poet William Stobb.
Dec 8, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Mike Finley
What Light: Mike Finley

"Hamsters" by Mike Finley was selected as this week's What Light poem by Duluth's Poet Laureate, Jim Johnson.
Dec 1, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Jevin Boardman
What Light: Jevin Boardman

"Like" by Jevin Boardman was selected as this week's What Light winner by Duluth Poet Laureate Jim Johnson.
Dec 1, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Amy McCann
What Light: Amy McCann

Read "Loving the Evangelist" by Amy McCann, which was selected to be a What Light winner by poet Deborah Bernhardt.
Nov 25, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: About the Judges (November-January 2009)
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read more about this quarter's panel of acclaimed poets who are serving as What Light jurors.
Nov 17, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Charisse Gendron
What Light: Charisse Gendron

This week's poem, "Pedestal" by Charisse Gendron, was selected by Deborah Bernhardt. ALSO: Hear this cycle's WL winners read their winning poems on Sunday, November 23 at Magers and Quinn Booksellers.
Oct 27, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Terri Ford
What Light: Terri Ford

"The Bold Soul as the Last Abecedarian" by Terri Ford was selected by poet Maria Damon. ALSO: What Light seeks original poems for a new round in the series (DEADLINE: October 31)
Oct 20, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Sharon Chmielarz
What Light: Sharon Chmielarz

"A Widow's Tale, As Ancient As Can Be" by Sharon Chmielarz was selected as this week's What Light winning poem by Patricia Kirkpatrick. ALSO: We're in the midst of a new call for poems (Deadline: October 31)

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