Sheila Packa, a former Duluth poet laureate, reads two poems, "Not Just Bread," a found poem from the writings of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and "Oliver Mine, WWII," that are part of her new work, The Vermilion Trail. It was combined with the music of cellist Kathy McTavish to become Night Train / Red Dust, which was recently performed at The Fringe Festival in the Twin Cities.
Sheila Packa writes about northern Minnesota. She was Duluth's Poet Laureate from 2010-2012, and she teaches writing at Lake Superior College. See her website and blog about poetry process at www.sheilapacka.com