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Poet Donte Collins Wants You to Find Power in Your Own...

Donte Collins is a Black, queer American poet. Named the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Saint Paul, they are the recipient of the 2018 McKnight Artist...

Emcee Yevrah Won’t Be Silenced. Instead He’s Going to Shine.

Yevrah, a Hip-Hop/Neo-nusoul Emcee out of Saint Paul. Born in East St. Louis, IL, his politically charged music speaks on injustice and traumatic tragedy that...

Writer Marcie Rendon Explores the Resilience of Native People

Marcie Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation. She is an award-winning crime novelist, an award-winning spoken word artist, a writer of children's...

Get a Shot of Inspiration from the Poets of the Prairie

  The prairies of southwest Minnesota have long been the cradle of poets. It's the land of Robert Bly and Bill Holm. Add to the...

Reality TV is Getting Real

  When you have a government like ours, who needs reality TV?  Sheletta Brundidge sits back with some popcorn to enjoy the ride.

ShaVunda Brown’s Work Sparks Empowerment in a New Generation

  ShaVunda Brown is a Minneapolis-based, internationally award-winning spoken word artist, actress, activist and spirit-guided writer. She uses her knowledge of African and African-American spirituality,...

A New Book by Kate DiCamillo

  On Almanac we look for excuses to have children's author Kate DiCamillo in our studio. Truth be told, sometimes we don't even need a...

Musician Ben Weaver Forges a New Path for His Art

After years of being disenchanted with the mainstream music industry, musician and artist Ben Weaver decided he was going to make a change in...

Author Explores His Native Heritage Through Fiction

  Carter Meland was in his thirties when he discovered he had Native American ancestors. A phone call delivered the news that his paternal grandfather,...

“In Her Blood, There Are Mountains,” by Anh Hoa Thi Nguyen

  Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen’s poem "In Her Blood, There Are Mountains" speaks of an era in Vietnam - and much of Southeast Asia - that...