Sheila Packa

KUMD celebrates Women's History Month with a daily post about women in our community who lead, create and inspire. Today we honor, Sheila Packa: Minnesota Author and Poet.


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

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

Sheila Packa, a former Duluth poet laureate, reads two poems, "The North Star," and "Vestiges," 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 8, 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 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

Sheila Packa, the Poet Laureate of Duluth, is a 1981 graduate of UMD. She will give her first reading as the 2010-2012 Duluth Poet Laureate on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m in the Weber Music Hall with Kathy McTavish accompanying Packa's reading on Cello.

Radio Gallery 09-29-2010: Sheila Packa