Welcome to the Laurel Poetry Collective website. The site has been designed to make it easier for you to stay informed about Laurel news and events, and easier to purchase all of our publications. We’d also like to familiarize you with our voices by offering a “Poem of the Month.” So, check back often for new poems and event listings.
NEW FROM LAUREL
Body of Evidence
The Laurel Poetry Collective welcomes you to this newest collection of poems which includes selections from both current and former Laurel members: Lisa Ann Berg, Annie Breitenbucher, Margot Fortunato Galt, Georgia Greeley, Ann Iverson, Mary Junge, Deborah Keenan, Ilze Mueller, Yvette Nelson, Eileen O’Toole, Regula Russelle, Tom Ruud, Su Smallen, Suzanne Swanson, Nancy Walden, Lois Welshons, Pamela Wynn, and Nolan Zavoral.
This will be the last book published by the Laurel Poetry Collective. It’s a beautiful collection, which includes the reflections of each member on their relationships with poetry and their experience as part of the collective.
Laurel member Su Smallen Minnesota Book Award finalist
“Buddha Proof,” Su Smallen’s newest collection of poems published by Broadcraft Press, has named a Minnesota Book Award 2012 finalist.
The Laurel Poetry Collective is a gathering of Twin Cities poets and graphic artists, dedicated to publishing beautiful, affordable books, chapbooks, and broadsides. Established in 2002, the Collective’s goal was to produce full-length books and broadsides by each of its 20 poet members, as well as annual anthologies. That goal was met in 2007, and celebrated with a reading at the Minneapolis Public Library, as part of their “Talk of the Stacks” series.
The Collective continues to sell its publications through this website. We also continue to share our voices through readings. For more information on our work, or to schedule a reading, please contact us.
Winners will be named at the Awards Gala, April 14, 2012. collection of eighteen poems that invites the Buddha into our Western lives as someone with whom we might at last have something in common. Books are vailable at Su’s readings and events (see events page).
Celebrate National Poetry Month!
Join us at our publication reading for Body of Evidence
Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m.
The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave S # 200
Past and current Laurel members read from their newest, and final collection.
Special thanks to The Loft Literary Center for sponsoring this event.
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