Monthly Archives: March 2013

Women Having Their Say: Not a Love Poem in Sight

Last night I went out with my friend Patricia and we talked, as women do, over sushi and white wine. It’s an important ritual. We treasure the chance to sit and exchange our stories and have our say, at least with each other. What goes unspoken is that it’s a world where we do not […]

Poetry, Happiness and Memory: Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen

Sushmita Hodges, Lisa Steinmann, Joyce Sutphen and Kathryn Anderson Campbell at the Minnesota Humanities Center Poetry, happiness and memory emerged as the dominant themes at lunch today with Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen at the Humanities Center in St. Paul, part of the Lunch and Learn series. Sutphen’s talk was playfully labeled with alternative titles: “Got Poetry?,” […]

Chester Bowl in Duluth: The Upside of a Downhill Winter Program

We drove carefully along Duluth’s Skyline Parkway toward Chester Park Saturday morning. The streets were thick with fresh, wet snow and fog shrouded our slow progress into the forest. We knew we had arrived at our destination when we spotted a set of wooden buildings decked out in a rainbow array of old skis. We […]

Screen Printing on the Cheap at Big Table

Pulled my first poster last night. It’s a lovely little turquoise number on French Paper with two words that shimmer in transparent ink: MADE MAKE. The process of pulling a poster was very simple since the nice folks at Big Table Studio on Wabasha had set everything up for me and other partygoers. Four different […]