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Crown the Writer Spreads Joy By Giving Her Books Away

In the hands of a writer, art and activism blend in powerful ways, impacting the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Authors are...
Anthony Williams, MD

So Much Remains Unspoken in This Conversation Between Two Old Friends

WATCH: Dr. Anthony Williams reads his story, "Unspoken." Dr. Anthony Williams has the bedside manner you’d hope for in an internal medicine and pediatric hospitalist:...

5 Black Poets Call for Social Justice One Year After George...

Editor’s Note: The following performances were filmed as part of the event, “Black Poetic Reflections on George Floyd & the Call for Social Justice,”...

Leading Through the Pandemic: Graywolf Press Publisher Fiona McCrae

“Leading Through the Pandemic” is a series focused on Twin Cities leaders and their reflections on the year of living during a pandemic and leading...
String quartet performers

The Pandemic Has Given Local Artists a Time for Reflection

This summer, local artists explored the impact of COVID-19 through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance in Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic,...

Is It Time To Let Go of the ‘Little House on...

As a child, Linda Sue Park read The Long Winter over and over and over. But she knew where to hold the pages together so she...

For Poet Roy Guzman, Poetry Is a ‘House Where Everyone Can...

  Every morning, as I prepare to teach one my classes, I ask myself, What made you fall in love with what you do? What...

For Poet Su Hwang, the Stars Aligned in Minnesota

  When I bought the ‘97 gold Saturn sedan with a busted air conditioner and roll-up windows from a dusty used-car lot somewhere in the...

Hawona Sullivan Janzen Tells Untold Stories

Hawona Sullivan Janzen has been saved many times by art - and she believes that many people living in the midst of our painful...

Poet Ray Gonzalez Shares “The Language of Sunlight, 1956”

THE LANGUAGE OF SUNLIGHT, 1956 My transformation from speaking my native Spanish to the necessity of English happened when I was five years old. Until...