Analicia Sotelo Wins Inaugural Jake Adam York Prize

We are pleased to announce that Analicia Sotelo is the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second collection of poems, presented in partnership by Copper Nickel and Milkweed Editions, judged by Ross Gay. Sotelo will receive $2,000 and her debut collection, Virgin, will be published by Milkweed Editions in February 2018.

Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay, to be published by Milkweed Editions in February 2018. She is also the author of Nonstop Godhead, which was selected by Rigoberto González for a 2016 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship.

– 05/10/2017

See Change brings together leading visionaries from diverse disciplines to share their insights on inspiring and navigating changes in the field of visual communication. Speakers include Jocelyn K. Glei (author, Unsubscribe), Mary Jo Hoffman (photographer, STILL), Seth Johnson (design advocate & head of client experience, IBM), Tim Scanlan (VP of Sports Broadcast, Octagon), Daniel Slager (publisher & CEO, Milkweed Editions), and Tommy Sunders (designer, PixelFarm VR Lab).

– 03/28/2017

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about publishing? Spend a semester or your summer break as an intern for one of the many book or magazine publishers in the Twin Cities! Join the Minnesota Book Publishers' Roundtable for a 2017 internship fair, where publishers will be on-site to answer your questions, take resumes, and discuss the opportunities available at their companies. The informational interview portion of the fair will go from 5:30-7pm; additional networking will last from 7-7:30pm. We will have handouts with information on all participating companies. Bring copies...

– 02/27/2017

Michael Bazett will read poetry at Morningside After Dark, a winter storytelling and live music series with performances woven together by a monthly theme — "tempted" is this month's theme. Other readings from by Colleen Kruse, Rob Perez, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Marta Drew, Steve Marsh, Elizabeth Tannen and Rachel Awes, and musical performances by Jillian Rae, Walter Chancellor Jr, Sarah Morris, Larry Kirby, Munnah, Jay Smart, Deborah Savran, Terry Walsh, Andra Suchy and Jason Roberts. Doors open at 7 pm. 


– 02/23/2017

Ada Limón will read from her latest collection, Bright Dead Things, as a part of the University of Cincinnati's Visiting Writers Series. The reading will be followed by a book signing.

– 04/26/2017

The Loft presents Lesley Nneka Arimah, author of the highly anticipated short story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.


Lesley Arimah describes her debut collection as “a book that interrogates the Nigerian experience, exploring the past, present and future.” What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky joins a...

Hans in the Bardo

“Masterpiece” is a label I am quite wary to use on contemporary literature, but Lincoln in the Bardo has won me over so completely that I’m afraid I can’t avoid it. In fact, I didn’t even want to write this post. Colson Whitehead has already reviewed the book masterfully and George Saunders certainly doesn’t need our help in boosting sales for his eighth book of fiction—even though this is his first novel. But: there are books we read and enjoy for their prose or creativity in storytelling; books we enjoy while reading and then forget fairly quickly. This, for me, is no such book.

– 04/22/2017

Minnesota Cooks! author panel discussion. Join moderator Beth Dooley, Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook and In Winter's Kitchen, as she leads a panel of cookbook authors to discuss cooking with fresh, locally-sourced food. You'll hear from experts Tricia Cornell, Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook, Beatrice Ojakangas, Homemade, and Teresa Marrone, Dishing Up Minnesota. 

– 02/24/2017

Justin Boening will read from his debut collection, Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last, alongside poet Paisley Rekdal. Books will be available for purchase following the reading. 





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