Wising Up Anthologies Reading
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Poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction are contained in the following anthologies.
Crossing Class: The Invisible Wall examines those unseen barriers that cross our social progress.
Surprised by Joy captures those “deeply pleasurable states” which come unsummoned and illumine our beings.
The Kindness of Strangers reveals the ways in which we are “all in the same boat” despite living in “an estranged time.”
Creativity and Constraint celebrates the results of wrestling with material and social constraints to produce “artistic transmutation.”
Siblings, Our First Macrocosm explores the questions that arise from our original cohorts, among them, “Is birth order destiny? and “What does choice have to do with sibling relationship?”
In Recreating Our Common Chord, writers share—across nationality, class, race, politics—their experiences of restoring common bonds in a world that is divided and devalued.
Flip Sides involves truth, fair play and other myths we choose to live by in juxtaposition with "spot cleaning our dirty laundry."
About The Authors:
Margaret Hasse is author of seven collections of poems. The most recent is Shelter, a collaboration with visual artist Sharon DeMark (Nodin Press, 2020), which was a finalist for the national Independent Book Publishers Association's Poetry Prize. Margaret is a longtime resident of the Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota, where her poems are embedded in sidewalks and published as posters on public transportation.
Charissa Menefee is a poet and playwright. She has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, as well as a writer-in-residence at the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts and the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s New American Playwrights Project. She co-directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University.
Roseann Lloyd writes poetry and nonfiction. Her poetry collections include Tap Dancing for Big Mom, War Baby Express, Because of the Light, and The Boy Who Slept Under the Stars: a Memoir in Poetry. She lives in Minneapolis.
Patricia Barone’s latest book, The Music of this Ruin, comes from Taj Mahal Press; Your Funny, Funny Face and The Scent of Water are from Blue Light Press. New Rivers Press published Handmade Paper and a novella, The Wind. She has received a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction in poetry, a Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Award for a short story, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant.
Deborah A. Schmedemann spent thirty-five years practicing law, then teaching students to be lawyers and writing about legal topics as a professor of law. Along the way, she completed the Master Track Program in Creative Non-Fiction at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and edited Thorns and Roses: Lawyers Tell Their Pro Bono Stories (2010). She now writes personal essays and teaches newcomers to this country to speak and write English. Her major project is a collection of essays inspired by the lessons her father (1919-2013) would teach her first grandson (born 2015).
Patrick Cabello Hansel is the author of the poetry collections The Devouring Land (Main Street Rag Publishing) and Quitting Time (Atmosphere Press). He has published poems and prose in over 75 journals, including subprimal, Ilanot Review, Ash & Bones and Lunch Ticket. His novella Searching was serialized in 33 issues of The Alley News.
Norita Dittberner-Jax has published six collections of poetry, most recently, Now I Live Among Old Trees, Nodin Press. Crossing the Waters, from the same press, won the Midwest Book Award in Poetry. Norita has won other awards for her work, including several nominations for the Pushcart Prize. A poetry editor for Red Bird Chapbooks, she lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Heather Tosteson, Ph.D, MFA, is the author of Source Notes: Seventh Decade; Philosophical Transactions of Maria van Leeuwenhoek, Antoni's Dochter; Breathing in Portuguese, Living in English; Germs of Truth; The Sanctity of the Moment; Poems From Four Decades; Visible Signs; and God Speaks my Language. Can You? With Charles Brockett, she is founder of Universal Table and Wising Up Press, and co-editor of the anthologies. She has worked as executive editor of two public health journals. Her work in health communication focuses on communication across disciplines; racism; social trust; and how belief systems grow and change.
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