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 list Phebe Hanson, Tom Hennen and Philip Dacey, among others. One Greater Minnesota reporter Kaomi Goetz went to Montevideo and Morris this winter to meet the writers who have been inspired by the region’s literary roots and are carrying the tradition forward.

Listen to¬†Brendan Stermer, 23, of Montevideo, Minn., share his poem, “The Other Montevideo.”