Thirty-Three Minnesota Poets Author:Ed. by Monica and Emilio DeGrazia People who love books wonder why Minnesota's writers are so often so good. Do long winters give writers here solitary pause to turn inward? The poems included in this anthology suggest that Minnesotans are wonderfully caring about their interior landscapes. You will find here work that is thoughtful, probing, honest, carefully crafted and, ye... more »s, beautiful.
"33 Minnesota Poets" provides a convincing overview of the region's poetic culture. Some of the poets included are well-published, while others have been working invisibly for years. The poems themselves-at times colorful, severe, luminous and lush-are as various as the seasons.
And like the seasons, they ask us to probe our own silences. The poets' brief statements about process and purpose provide interesting glimpses into their minds and hearts-glimpses that we trust will encourage readers and students to generate and sustain their own creative impulses.« less