In honor of National Poetry Month, the Friends of the Red Wing Library present poet and author Joyce Sutphen on Saturday, April 26 at 10am in the library’s Foot Room. In 2011, Sutphen was named the second Minnesota Poet Laureate by Governor Mark Dayton. She has also been the recipient of a McKnight Artist Fellowship and a Minnesota States Arts Board Fellowship. She was a nominee fir the 2014 Minnesota Book Awards for her poetry collection, “After Words”, published by Red Dragonfly Press, located at the Anderson Center in Red Wing.
Her first book, “Straight Out of View” won the Barnard Women Poets Award. Other notable works include “Naming the Stars,” and “Coming Back to the Body/.” Sutphen’s poems have been published in Poetry, American Poetry Review. Atlanta Review, Minnesota Monthly and Water-Stone, as well as other anthologies.
Joyce Sutphen grew up on a farm near St. Joseph, MN and currently lives in Chaska, MN. She holds a doctorate in Renaissance drama from the University of Minnesota, and has taught British literature and creative writing at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, MN.
There will be a book signing following her presentation. This program is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments, door prizes and a bargain sale of poetry books. For more information, call Lois Burnes, 651-388-6465, or the Red Wing Public Library 651-385-3673.