Poet Laureate

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 January 5, 2014 was an encore airing of an episode from February 10, 2013 featuring Duluthian Jill Hinners reading two poems, "Forgive Me" and "Waiting for the Northern Lights."

1/5 Women's Words: Jill Hinners

Women's Words on December 29, 2013 was an encore airing of an episode from December 30, 2012 featuring Deborah Cooper, Duluth's Poet Laureate, reading two poems, "This Twilight," and "In Poetry Class at the Jail, Derek Talks about the Moon."

12/29 Women's Words: Deborah Cooper

Women's Words on December 22, 2013 featured an encore airing of an episode from December 23, 2012 featuring Deborah Cooper, Duluth's Poet Laureate, reading three poems, "In Winter," "Collecting Light," and "Let This Poem Be."

12/23 Women's Words: Deborah Cooper

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.

Women's Words: September 22, 2013: Sheila Packa

Women's Words on August 4, 2013 featured Sheila Packa, a former Duluth poet laureate, reading two poems, "My Geology" and "Medicine on the Iron Range," that are part of her new work, Night Train / Red Dust, which will be performed this week as part of The Fringe Festival in the Twin Cities.

Women's Words: August 4, 2013: Sheila Packa

Women's Words on February 10, 2013 featured Jill Hinners of Duluth reading two poems, "Forgive Me" and "Waiting for the Northern Lights."

Women's Words: February 10, 2013: Jill Hinners

Women's Words on January 6, 2013 featured Jill Hinners of Duluth reading two poems, "Interrupted" and "Outliving."

Women's Words: January 6, 2013: Jill Hinners

Women's Words on December 30, 2012 featured Deborah Cooper, Duluth's Poet Laureate, reading two poems, "This Twilight," and "In Poetry Class at the Jail, Derek Talks about the Moon."

Women's Words: December 30, 2012: Deborah Cooper

Women's Words on December 23, 2012 featured Deborah Cooper, Duluth's Poet Laureate, reading three poems, "In Winter," "Collecting Light," and "Let This Poem Be."

Women's Words: December 23, 2012: Deborah Cooper

Women's Words on December 2, 2012 again featured Sheila Packa, a former Duluth poet laureate, who read two poems, "Red Clover, " and "The Cost."

Women's Words: December 2, 2012: Sheila Packa

Sheila Packa writes about northern Minnesota. She was Duluth's Poet Laureate 2010-2012, and she teaches writing at Lake Superior College. See her website and blog about poetry process at www.sheilapacka.com

Women's Words on November 25, 2012 featured Sheila Packa, a former Duluth poet laureate, who read three poems, "Vermillion Trail, " "Not Forgotten," and "Fox, No Longer Hidden."

Women's Words: November 25, 2012: Sheila Packa

Sheila Packa writes about northern Minnesota. She was Duluth's Poet Laureate 2010-2012, and she teaches writing at Lake Superior College. See her website and blog about poetry process at www.sheilapacka.com