Ellie Schoenfeld

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I wish I had the means

to give all the north back to itself, to let the pines

rise in the hayfield and the lilacs go wild.

But then where would we live?

                        from Hartley Field by Connie Wanek

Few things, perhaps, go so well with a walk in the woods as poetry.

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Duluth Poet Laureate Ellie Schoenfeld hosts the Readings from Seven Nations open mic event, featuring poetry from the seven nations blocked by excecutive order from travel or immigration to the US: Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria.

Duluth's newly-minted poet laureate, Ellie Schoenfeld, reads from her work and talks poetry, pretension, community ... and the value of following an idea to see where it leads, without attaching to an outcome.

Women's Words on October 27 featured poet Ellie Schoenfeld reading four poems: "The Hawks," "Day of the Dead," "There Is Nothing We Will Not Let the Bombs Do," and "What I Send You."

Women's Words, October 27, 2013: Ellie Schoenfeld

Women's Words on October 27 featured poet Ellie Schoenfeld reading four poems: "The Hawks," "Day of the Dead," "There Is Nothing We Will Not Let the Bombs Do," and "What I Send You."

Ellie Schoenfeld is a poet from Duluth, Minnesota. Her most recent book is The Dark Honey: New & Used Poems (Clover Valley Press), and she has collaborated with various musicians to produce poetry/music CDs. She is the co-founder of Poetry Harbor and has served on the board of Spirit Lake Poetry Series.