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Daniel Slager

Open Book, Open House

Grab a drink and connect with authors, publishers, and bookmakers. Explore Open Book and celebrate the heart of Twin Cities literature.

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Eric Pankey

AWP Reading & Conversation with Eric Pankey, Linda Hoga

Minneapolis is known in the literary world as home to Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, and Milkweed Editions, three of the best independent publishers in the country. They are long respected for their commitment to poetry. To highlight that commit...

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Katrina Vandenberg

Sacred Arts Festival

Katrina Vandenberg reads from THE ALPHABET NOT UNLIKE THE WORLD and discusses illuminated manuscripts as part of the kick-off event for the annual Sacred Arts Festival at the University of St. Thomas. ...

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RT @TheSchooner: Congrats to contributor @parneshia on the release of her new book, "Vessel," out this month through @Milkweed_Books! http:

RT @thefriends: Day 18: travel, distance, & history in verse. "Dangerous Goods" by @adamalzeal #32Books32Days #mnba15 @Milkweed_Books http:

RT @JonPeede: Just finished final report for @NEAarts grant. Now need to read poetry. Thankfully, Parneshia Jones's Vessel at hand. @Milkwe

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