Contributors: Joyce Sutphen Richard Broderick Carol Connolly John Flynn Jenny Yang Cropp John Edstrom Margot Fortunato Galt Erik Heen Nicole Borg Bill Meissner Sharon Chmielarz John Lee Clark Elissa Cottle Rita Hawes Charles Mundale Marcy Steinberg Bart Sutter Dara S. Syrkin Marilynne Thomas Walton James P. Lenfestey
The current Nodin Poetry Anthology continues a tradition established in 1974 of featuring celebrated writers alongside talented wordsmiths who are only beginning to make themselves known to the reading public. There are poems about farming love widowhood the soul graciousness joy parents and children cavemen and astronauts politics and knitting graveyards and string theory. Classical themes such as "Sijo with Geese Frost and Moonlight" follow on the heels of less orthodox creations such as "To Those Walking Backwards Across America." There are poems set in cities in small towns and the untrammeled countryside. Newcomings appear alongside veteran such as Duluth poet laureate Bart Sutter Minnesota's poet laureate Joyce Sutphen and Saint Paul poet laureate Carol Connolly.