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  • Sheila Packa posted a new Event Chance: Poems
    Chance ::: Poems - Reading and Book Release Celebration on February 20, 2018, 6-8 pm in the Sax Brothers Gallery, Tweed Museum at UMD. A quartet of poets, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Julie Gard, Sheila Packa, Kathleen Roberts have their work brought together into a book with full color visual art by Kathy McTavish published by Wildwood River Press. The poems are also coded spaces that explore the intimate relationship people have through their devices to a rapidly developing networked omniscient intel…
  • Sheila Packa posted a new Venue Tweed Museum
  • Sheila Packa posted a new Venue Chance on Tap
  • The title of Flucht, Michelle Matthees' book of poems published this year by New Rivers Press, is the German word for flight or escape. It is also the word used after WWII for the transfer of twelve million German-speaking people westward into Germany’s new boundaries. Matthees’ collection is a flight through difficult landscapes in the aftermath of war, through hunger and lack, to Vladivostok, from where she and her partner adopt a child from an orphanage. Hers is also a flight through East…
  • Home Studies by Julie Gard is about a lesbian family in a small town in North Dakota. The narrator and her partner have adopted a daughter from an orphanage in Russia. The couple’s small town is not an easy place to live, what with the harsh winters, the lack of acceptance, and the arsonist. But these prose poems do not just aim to tell a personal story. From this domestic center, concentric waves travel across our culture. The title evokes Robert Lowell's Life Studies, a groundbreaking book w…
  • Home Studies by Julie Gard is about a lesbian family in a small town in North Dakota. The narrator and her partner have adopted a daughter from an orphanage in Russia. The couple’s small town is not an easy place to live, what with the harsh winters, the lack of acceptance, and the arsonist. But these prose poems do not just aim to tell a personal story. From this domestic center, concentric waves travel across our culture. The title evokes Robert Lowell's Life Studies, a groundbreaking book w…
  • Home Studies by Julie Gard is about a lesbian family in a small town in North Dakota. The narrator and her partner have adopted a daughter from an orphanage in Russia. The couple’s small town is not an easy place to live, what with the harsh winters, the lack of acceptance, and the arsonist. But these prose poems do not just aim to tell a personal story. From this domestic center, concentric waves travel across our culture. The title evokes Robert Lowell's Life Studies, a groundbreaking book w…
  • Sheila Packa updated the Artwork Mother Tongue
    The Mother Tongue is a coming of age story set on Minnesota's Iron Range. This mother / daughter story traces the connections of love. The mid-section has a collection of lesbain erotic love poems.  Calyx Press, Duluth. Available through [email protected]
  • Sheila Packa updated the Artwork Cloud Birds
    Cloud Birds is about fear, immigration, and walking through violence.  Garrison Keillor read the poem "Not Forgotten," from Cloud Birds, on Writer's Almanac: Featured here: writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2011/05/18 Cover art by Cecilia Ramón.
  • Sheila Packa updated the Artwork Echo and Lightning
    Echo & Lightning explores women's encounters with the divine in the stories of Leda and the Swan, Mary Magdalene, Mary, Lot's Wife, and Eurydyce.  It is in three sections, shaped like a wave: the first describes an ascension, an ecstasy; the second describes the aftermath, drowning; the third section is a love story.  Cover art by Cecilia Ramón.