Jules Nyquist



      Jules earned her MFA in Writing & Literature (Poetry) from  Bennington College in Vermont,  January, 2007. She took a B.A. in Creative Writing from from Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN.  Jules experiments with sound and form and continues to write poetry on the page and for performance.

Jules founded  Jules' Poetry Playhouse in Albuquerque, NM  in 2012, where she hosts visiting poets and conducts workshops and classes on poetry, creative writing and the creative process.  Jules also has individual writing coach sessions by phone and in person.

Jules works as a Lead  Enrollment Counselor for the School of Education at Capella University where she helps k-12 and higher education students counseling them for their doctoral programs in education.

Jules is an active  member of the New Mexico State Poetry Society and updates the on line calendar.  She chaired the NMSPS convention for 2017 and is on the planning committee for 2018.    Jules is also a member of Albuquerque NOW (National Organization for Women) and has attended the 2017 national conference.  Jules has attended several AWP national conferences.  Jules believes in a spirit of collaboration with other organizations and poets to bring poetry into new spaces and expose poetry to new audiences.

Jules lastest book, Homesick, then won the NM/AZ Book Award in poetry for 2018.  Her previous two books of poems, Behind the Volcanoes and Appetites (Beatlick Press), were finalists for the NM/AZ Book Awards in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Jules’ poems have appeared in 5 AM, Salamander, Malpais Review, Adobe Walls, St. Paul Almanac, Long Islander News, Gray Sparrow, House Organ, Duke City Fix, Café Review and others. She is co-editor of the Poets Speak anthology series with John Roche and edited the volume 2 Hers series in 2017. 

Jules was was Program Associate for Education at the Loft Literary Center from 2000-2004 in the Open Book building in Minneapolis  and hosted the Loft's "Local-Motion" reading series.  She was co-host of Minneapolis' KFAI "Write On Radio" from 2000 to 2011 where she interviewed hundreds of local, national and international writers live on the air.

A native Minnesotan, Jules lives in Placitas, New Mexico.

Amazon author page: 


Ft. Madison, IA Democrate on Homesick, then  May 9, 2018:  http://www.mississippivalleypublishing.com/daily_democrat/author-s-work-has-tragic-link-to-lee-county/article_d7d58570-531f-11e8-9542-13eb2c7dcc32.html

The Poets Speak Anthology Series and Jules' Poetry Playhouse is mentioned in an interview in Entropy magazine about Beatlick Press, January 2018:  https://entropymag.org/beatlick-press/


Volcanoes and Verse. May 2017:  http://www.assistnews.net/index.php/component/k2/item/2900-volcanoes-and-verse

Watermelon Isotope, January 24, 2017  https://watermelonisotope.com/2017/01/24/jules-nyquist-interview/

New Mexico Entertainment Magazine, Between the Pages   June 2015 http://www.nmentertains.com/single-post/2015/06/06/June-2015-Between-the-Pages-Jules-Nyquist 


 Minnesota Reads - 2012  http://minnesotareads.com/2012/07/6-questions-we-always-ask-jules-nyquist-poet/ 



Featured poet at Sunday Chatter, July 9, 2017. With the Musicians of the Santa Fe Brass Quintets at Las Puertas Albuquerque.

Food as Metaphor, UNM Continuing Education, spring 2017 https://newmexico.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=80309&utm_source=Reading+and+Writing+&utm_medium=ce-class-list&utm_campaign=Food+as+Metaphor&_ga=1.258691721.2093091710.1433941454

Poetry & the I Ching with Denise Weaver Ross, Jules' Poetry Playhouse, February 25, 2017.

Write Your Purpose class at Jules' Poetry Playhouse, 4 weeks, February 2017

Legends & Monsters: Using Surrealism in Poetry, Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque. August 21, 2016. Art by Denise Weaver Ross.

(image at left: Simon Ortiz, Jules Nyquist, Demetria Martinez and V.B. Price at SW Festival of the Written Word, Silver City, NM Oct 2, 2015)

Read with Simon Ortiz at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word in Silver City, NM - Oct 2-4, 2015. Also interviewed Demetria Martinez about her writing process at the festival and was part of the writer's panel. 

Ekhrastic Poetry Workshop led by Jules Nyquist during Denise Weaver Ross' show "House of Cards: The Whole Deck."  Sunday, Octoer 18, 2015, 1-3 pm at Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque

Poetry in Place Bosque Workshop & Reading, Open Space Visitor Center, April 26, 2015                                 http://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/events/poetry-in-place-workshop-and-reading

Poetry in Place: Autumn Writing from the Bosque, December 2015.  ISBN 978-1519782182

Shadow of the Snake workshop and reading at the American International Rattlesnake Museum, Old Town Albuquerque, NM, May 30, 2015.  ISBN 978-1514372890

Sestina by the Sandias: poetry workshop at the New Mexico State Poetry Society meeting and open house, Open Space building, Albuquerque, NM.  Sunday April 26, 2015.

Poetry instructor for "Poetry and Play" at the UNM Writer's Conference, Albuquerque, April 18, 2015 and April 2016.   http://ceblog.unm.edu/2014/03/12/tenth-annual-writers-conference/



Wichita Lineman in Missions Persons Reflections on Dementia anthology, December 2018.

Obelisk in saltfront no. 6, 2018.

Zozobra at the Tourist Bar & Aspens in Weaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems (anthology), Dos Gatos Press, December, 2017.

Nasty Woman Pantoum in  Nasty Women Poets Anthology, U of Washington Press: http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/BAUNAS.html   August 2017.

Qi Gong on the Bosque in Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art for the themed issue "Sensual Organs of a Living Earth." July 2017.   http://www.taosjournalofpoetry.com/ 

City of Rocks in Elbow Room, http://buff.ly/2nVZJ1i

Elevator Operator in Malpais Review, final  print issue, 2017.

Sunday Paper in Grey Sparrow Journal, February 2017,  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx 

Oh Beauty Full Of, Water Speaks and War for the Masses in Dispatches anthology Resist much Obey Little edited by Michael Boughn, 2017.  http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/resist-much-obey-little.html 

Lipstick in Elbow Room, December 19, 2017.  http://www.elbowroomnm.com/2016/12/19/lipstick/

Pink in The Cafe Review, 2017.  Print and on line. http://www.thecafereview.com/pink/

Nasty Woman Pantoum, Zozobra and the Pink Horse and Zozobra and Bhutan in Duke City Fix Sunday Poem, December 11, 2016  http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/the-sunday-poem-jules-nyquist-2

Star Wars, Revisited  in Roadmaps, CWP Collective Press, Buffalo, NY ISBN 978-1-946002-01-3    September, 2016.

Gun Crazy in TRUCK  http://halvard-johnson.blogspot.com/2016/07/jules-nyquist.html   July 2016.

Interview with Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate, Malpais Review, Autumn 2015.

Prince in Duke City Fix Sunday Poem, May 22, 2016.   http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/the-sunday-poem-jules-nyquist-1 

Cold and the Unremembered Terrible published in Le Mot Juste 2016 edition of Just Poets, April 2016.

Party Boy, Milan and Roasted Pumpkin in the anthology Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands by Shabda Press, forthcoming Winter 2016.

Rolling Sixes Sestinas: An Anthology of Albuquerque poets, March 2016. ISBN 978-1530374946

House of Cards: Ekphrastic Poetry:  a Jules' Poetry Playhouse Project Paperback, April 2016. ISBN 978-1533019967

Niantic appeared in Gray Sparrow Journal, Issue 27, January 31, 2016.

Shadow of the Snake Poetry Anthology from the reading at the American International Rattlesnake Museum. Published by Poetry Playhouse Publications. ISBN 978-1514372890

Party Boy featured at the gallery exhibit now SEE HEAR, NM Humanities Council opening May 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015.

Featured poet in Albuquerque's Duke City Fix Sept 28, 2014  Finger Lakes and Malan:   http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/the-sunday-poem-jules-nyquist

Night Fishing Walleye in The Long Islander News, July 10, 2014

Secret River in Zingara  Poet for April 1, 2014  http://zingarapoet.net/

Day One in NM Mercury  http://newmexicomercury.com/author/1532

Monarchs for Laura,  Magnolia and Perfidy in House Organ

Someone Stole My Obama Sign and Hyannis Port on-line in Duke City Fix

Across Colors and The Lost Forty in The Rag

Kansas, Weep with Me and Imaginary Borders  in Malpais Review

Behind the Volcanoes in the broadside for the The Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival,  Carbondale, Colorado

Lunar Eclipse in Le Mot Juste, 2013

Forest Fire in Prometheus Chair, fall 2013

Track in 


Pelvis IV  at Art & Earth blog by Ann Marcaida on tumbler, Oct 22, 2013: http://annmarcaida.tumblr.com/post/64769469585/pelvis-iv-poem-by-jules-nyquist

"Somewhere" (sestina) in Adobe Walls #5, Fall 2013.

"The Other Girls Wear Dresses" in Grey Sparrow Journal, Autumn 2013, print and on-line.  http://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/Fall2013PoetryNyquist.aspx

"The Black Phone" in Gravity of Ghosts, Minneapolis, MN Summer 2013

"Imaginary Borders" in Malpais Review Spring 2013

"Behind the Volcanoes" appeared in the Karen Chamberlain Poetry  Festival Broadside, Carbbondale, CO March 2013 the New Mexicans

"Across Colors" appeared in The Rag issue #176,  Albuquerque, February 2013.

"Weep With Me" appeared on-line in Duke City Fix,  February 3, 2013  http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/the-sunday-poem-jules-nyquist-weep-with-me

"Someone Stole My Obama Sign" appeared on-line in Duke City Fix, November 2012. http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blog/list?q=jules+nyquist

"Kansas" appeared in Malpais Review, Winter 2012.

"Monarchs for Laura" appeared in House Organ #79, Summer 2012.

"Appetites," Jules' first full length poetry collection May  2012 from New Mexico's Beatlick Press!

 "Qi Gong on the Bosque" in 200 New Mexico Poets (now endorsed as an official New Mexico Centennial event)  http://200newmexicopoems.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/qi-gong-on-the-bosque-by-jules-nyquist/

 "Migrations," and "Pelvis IV" in Adobe Walls #4, April 2012.

 "Build the Apocalypse Inside Your Garage" in Liberty’s Vigil, The Occupied Anthology:  99 Poets among the 99% from Foothills Publishing.  Order here: http://www.foothillspublishing.com/2012/id44.htm

"Potatoes" in Albuquerque's "The Rag," February 2012.

"The Lost Forty" in Albuquerque's "The Rag," December 2011.

 "Kansas" in The Malpais Review, Vol. 2, No. 3  winter/spring 2011/2012.  ISBN 9781469930626

 "Lolita La Llorna" in the La Llorna anthology, Beatlick Press, 2012.

"Offerings" in Adobe Walls  An Anthology of New Mexico Poetry Issue #3,  October 2011.  http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Walls-anthology-Mexico-poetry/dp/1463781938/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318739642&sr=1-1

 "Hypnotizing Chickens,"  the Duke City Fix, August 2011.  http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/the-sunday-poem-jules-nyquist-hypnotizing-chickens

"Mississippi" in the 2011 St Paul Almanac” (Arcata Press),  Fall 2010. http://www.saintpaulalmanac.com/online-store/


"First Born Brother" is in the spring/summer 2008 issue of Salamander magazine, Vol 13, No. 2 http://www.salamandermag.org


"Forming Poems" and "When She Is Beautiful" are in the summer  2008 issue of 5 AM. . http://www.5ampoetry.com/  I am pleased to share poems in this issue with my Bennington classmate Celeste Mendoza. Also reviewed by E. Ethelbert Miller at http://www.eethelbertmiller1.blogspot.com/ for July 17, 2008.



"Snow Conservatory" Spout Press, issue #30. (Spring 2006)


"Sex in Church" and "At the Union" in the literary journal, "5 AM." (Summer 2005)


“Snow Conservatory” appeared in the on-line version of the Loose Leaf Poetry Contest (www.looseleaf.org), spring 2004.



Rain Taxi Songs of Love and War: Afghan Women's Poetry  | Sayd Bahodine Majrouh, ed. vol9, No. 3, 2004. http://www.raintaxi.com/vol-9-no-3-fal-2004-35/



Rain Taxi, “When I Look into the Mirror and See You: an interview with Margaret Randall,” Vol 8, No. 1, Spring 2003. (www.raintaxi.com)


Borealis magazine, “Hot Talk on the Year of Ice: an interview with Brian Malloy,” vol 1, No. 3, Fall/Winter 2002.


The Green Guide, “The Art of Spoken Word,” www.thegreenguide.org/arts/written.php


The View from the Loft:  "Because of Winn Dixie" and "Libraries, Cats & Slumber Parties."  various dates


“Little Poems” poem published as part of the Poetry Park outdoor poetry exhibit near Lake Phalen, St. Paul, MN. Exhibited Fall 2000.




Behind the Volcanoes was a finalist for the NM/AZ 2014 Book Awards (Published March 20, 2014)  Beatlick Press  http://www.julesnyquist.citymax.com/events.html


Appetites was a finalist for the NM/AZ 2012 Book Awards (Beatlick Press):  http://www.julesnyquist.citymax.com/appetites.html


Beatlick Press:  http://beatlick.com/




"Appetites: poems on food, drink and  sex"  August 2010


"When She is Beautiful," January 2007.


"Toys in Bed", May 2006.


“graphs,” published by Catseye Press, Minneapolis. A mini-chapbook exploring one-paragraph length stories and prose poems of memory, dreams, religion, sex and mysticism. November 2003 (in conjunction with Fret, Frame & Chatter reading #18).


“Oral Acts of Outrage,” March 2003 in conjuction with Fret, Frame & Chatter reading #16.  Review by “Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet” Zine No. 13 says: “split into two acts – with an intermission, mais oui. Emotion runs beneath the surface, held back by a cool and sometimes wry voice. Emotion outs in the end.”  http://www.lcrw.net/lcrw/



First three poems in Power magazine, 1983.



READINGS/PERFORMANCES: (Also see  Calendar tab for latest updates on guest readers at the Poetry Playhouse, hosted by Jules Nyquist)


Women's day  proclamation at the NM Capitol Rotunda, Santa Fe, March 10, 2017
International Women's Day reading at Hispanic Cultural Center   March 8, 2017.
Prince Tribute Concert - May 2016.  https://www.facebook.com/NMEntertains/photos/a.495717297164690.1073741830.475633705839716/961099930626422/?type=3&theater 
reading Jules Nyquist and Demetria Martinez, Unquarked winery, Los Alamos, NM, July 19, 2015.
reading Jules Nyquist and Margaret Randall, Op.Cit Books, Santa Fe, NM, June 6, 2015.
now SEE HEAR poetry reading for the opening of the NM Humanities Council, May 1, 2015.
Saturday March 28, 2015 at 6 pm 
Visiting Minnesota  poet James Lenfestey reads from his new book "Seeking the Cave - A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain" (Milkweed Editions).
After the reading, we will be showing the hour long film "Cold Mountain" which was originally aired on PBS. It features James Lenfestey, Red Pine and Gary Snyder on their journey to China in search of Cold Mountain.

At the Poetry Playhouse





Wild Rose Theater (Masonic Hall), Bemidji ,MN - a reading with Paula Cisweski & Jules Nyquist; August 13, 2010.


Featured authors from Beatlick Press including Jules Nyquist, Pamela Adams Hirst, Deb Coy and John Roche at Fixed and Free reading series, Albuquerque. Hosted by Billy Brown.  January 22, 2015.


Duende Reading Series featured poets Jules Nyquist and John Roche, Placitas, NM. October 12, 2015. http://alibi.com/events/114633/Jules-Nyquist-and-John-Roche-Poets.html


Featured poet at Sunday Chatter music and reading series, Albuquerque, NM  July 27, 2015.



Group poetry reading at Tome on the Range Bookstore in Las Vegas, NM August 16, 2014 with Gary Brower, Jules Nyquist, Tony Mares and Amalio Madueno.  https://www.facebook.com/tomeontherange


Writers & Books reading series Jules Nyquist & Claudia Stanek at Genessee Series, Rochester, NY  Augsut 12, 2014.  http://www.wab.org/event/genesee-reading-series-claudia-stanket-jules-nyquist/


“Dreaming of Spring” with the Chicago Scratch Orchestra at Calles y Suenos, 1900 S. Carpenter St, Chicago, IL, March 2, 2012.


Occupy Santa Fe, with readers from the "Liberty's Vigil" anthology, Lucky Bean Cafe, Santa Fe, NM, February 22, 2012.


East of Edith featured poet, at the Projects, Albuquerque, NM, October 31, 2011.


Page One featured poet, Albuquerque, NM, October 11, 2011.


The Encyclopedia Show (the Future) performance, the FIlling Station, Albuquerque, NM August 5, 2011.


Two Chairs Telling feature with Judith Heineman, Open Eye Figure Theater, Minneapolis, MN, May 17, 2011.


Exes: featured poet, Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis, March 19, 2011.


Conversations: moderator with Freya Manfred and Jim Heynen, Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis, MN, March 3, 2011.



Hennepin History Museum, curator for the poetry reading "Curiosities and Remnants" with poets Freya Manfred, Roslye Ultan, Kari Fisher and Erin Lynn Marsh.  December 9, 2010.


Masonic Lodge in Bemidji, MN.  Friday, August 13th 2010 - With Erin Lynn Marsh (curator/hots) and Paula Cisewski. Part of the Bemidji Book Festival.  (This was the first time I read in a Masonic Lodge. The fact that it was on Friday the 13th could be a sign of some good power over the masons!)

Hennepin History Museum, curator for the Poetry reading   “Icons for the Bereaved: Traditions and Artifacts of Mourning” with local poets Anya Achtenberg, Kari Fisher, Cindra Halm, Freya Manfred, Loren Niemi, Roslye Ultan.  December, 2009.

Acadia Cafe (Franklin & Nicollet, Minneapolis) with Trio Tipo, June 2007.


"Seasons" at Bloomington Center for the Arts, part of 35 Minnesota Writers performance with music and dance.  September 2006


Minnesota Fringe Festival, part of "Shut Up Louder" spoken word performance with Tom Cassiday and friends.  August 2006


Art-A-Whirl at Tyler Street Gallery with fellow poets Lynette Reini-Grandell, Gary Lee Joyner, Cindra Halm, Laura Brandenberg, Michael Hall and others. May 2006


Gallery 13 reading with Christine Schutt, March 2006, Minneapolis


Guest poet at Tyler Street Gallery's installation and painting "Storm Damage" by Paul Miksic featuring collaborations with Keith Holms and David Monson, November 19, 2005 opening reception with music and spoken word by Cazadores, Singapore Jake, Eliza Blue, Lynn A. Gray, Jules Nyquist, Kevin Brixius.


Spoken Word/Schmoken Word celebrating St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2005 at Betsy's Back Porch, Minneapolis.  Hosted by Mary Hirsch.


Girl Talk celebrating Women's History Month, March 9, 2005 at e.p. atelier cafe, Minneapolis with Cynthia French and Carol Connelly.


Fret, Frame & Chatter #19, October 28, 2004, Acadia Café, Minneapolis.


Art-A-Whirl poetry reading at Old Science Furniture Restoration, May 2004, NE Minneapolis.


Fret, Frame & Chatter #18, November 8, 2003, Acadia Café, Minneapolis.


Poetry Garden, September 10, 2003, Riverview Café, Minneapolis.


Fret, Frame  Chatter #16, March 8, 2003, Acadia Café, Minneapolis.


SASE About Town Reading Series, November 2002, Mill City Coffee, NE Minneapolis


Spoken Fringe Fest (part of the larger fringe fest), summers 2001 & 2002


Roghue Buddha Gallery as part of the “Energy Crisis” Summer Solstice reading series, 2002.


Stone Arch Bridge Fest, Minneapolis, summer 2001.





KFAI's Write on Radio, voluntering since October 2000.


Le Poeme poetry committee at the Loft Literary Center, 2003 & 2004.


Ache magazine poetry committee, summer/fall 2002. (www.achemagazine.com)


Volunteer committee member for the University of Minnesota Poetry Festival Committee chaired by Ray Gonzalez. Fall 2002 – poets Li Young Lee, Kimiko Hahn, Lawrence Ferlinghette, Maxine Kumin, Pura Lopez-Colome, Forrest Gander.  Fall 2003 – poets Charles Simic, Juan Felipe Herrara, Anna Meek, Greg Hewett.


KFAI Programming committee (by election), Responsible for ensuring KFAI’s mission is reflected in its programming. February 2003 – January 2004.


Selected for poetry mentorship by SASE: The Write Place (Minneapolis, MN) with poet Ray Gonzalez. 2002.


Split Rock Scholarship summer 2003 with poet Ray Gonzalez.


Split Rock Scholarship summer 2004 with poet Jim Moore.


Split Rock Scholarship summer 2005 with Anya Achtenberg.



Interviewer for KFAI RADIO, 90.3 FM MINNEAPOLIS, www.kfai.org


Sep 27 - Per Petterson "Out Stealing Horses" (Graywolf Press)

Sep 20 - Linda Back McKay  "The Cockeyed Precision of Time" and Jacquelyn Fletcher "A Career Girl's Guide to Becoming a Stepmom"

Sep 13 - John Gaterud editor of Blue Road's "Stardust and Fate"

Aug 23 - Freya Manfred “Swimming with a Hundred  Year Old Snapping Turtle" (Red Dragonfly Press)   Thomas R. Smith "Waking before Dawn."

Aug 2 -  Fringe Fest performers Howard Lieberman and Amy Salloway



Jan 6 - Swedish author Mikail Niemi on "Popular Music from Vittula"

Jan 13 - Pete Hautman, “Godless,"  Charlie Locks  "A Pretty Okay Place."

Jan 20 - Andrea Jenkins,  David Logkin

Jan 27 -Mark Ehling, David Laskin, "The Children's Blizzard."

Feb 3 - Sandra Benitez "Night of the Radishes."  Tenth Annual Erotica Poetry Slam at Kieran's with Poetry Slam Queen Cynthia French and MN Blue Death  Matthew Rucker.

Feb 10 - Aphrodite's Back event sponsored by Rain Taxi with Eric Loberer,Harriet Bart, Nor Hall, and musician Franz Kamin.

Feb 17 - Julian Rubenstein "Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts”

Feb 24 - Marya Hornbacher "Circle of Winter" &  Bart Schneider "Beautiful Inez."

March 3 - John Odell, "View of Delphi" Masha Hamilton "The Distance Between Us."

March 10 - Shannon Olson "Children of God Go Bowling," Edward P. Jones

March 17 - Sarah Stonich "The Ice Chorus"

March 24 - Michael Delaney "Ireland"

March 31 - Ellen Hart & Lori L. Lake and U of MN fellow Joni Tevis 

April 7 -  Mary Logue, poetJoyce Sutphen andJim Wallis 

April 14 - Lolita Hernandez, “Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant,”  Steve Schwandt “Siren Song.”

April 21 - E. Ethelbert Miller on letters to June Jordan & the Givens Library & Ann Murphy O'Fallon and Margaret Noonan Vaillancourt  on "Kiss Me Goodnight: Stories and Poems by Women Who Were Girls When Their Mothers Died."

April 28 - Sherry Quan Lee "Chinese Blackboard" & Valerie Miner "Abundant Light"

May 5 - William Kent Kruger Minnesota Book Awards experience & Irmgard Hunt "On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood"

May 12 - Kate Gale "Mating Season" & Tom Reiss "The Orientalist"

May 19 - Roxana Robinson "Sweetwater" & Jim Wallis "God's Politics"

May 26 - David Housewright & Robert Evers "Digging James Dean"

June 2 - Jack El Hai "The Lobotomist" & Lorna Landvik "Oh My Stars"

June 9 - Bao Phi new CD release & Sue Park "Project Mulberry"

June 16 - Joseph Boyden "Three Day Road" & Bill Burlesonder

June 23 - Ward Sutton & Lindsay Garther

July 30 - Lorna Landvik & Lisa See

July 7 - Cheri Register

July 14 - M. Phillips "The Gift of Valor" & Stephanie Coontz "Marriage" & John Colburne

July 21 - Finola Hughes "Soapsuds" & Lisa Wixon

July 28 - Chuck Logan & Christine Schutt "A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer"

August 4 - Amy Salloway & Allegra Lingo Fringe Fest

August 11 - Heather King & Shivaun O'Casey & Patrick O'Donnell Irish Fair

August 18 - Brent Hartinger & Rohan Preston

August 25 - Ray Gonzalez

September 1 - Elizabeth Andrew "On the Threshold" & U Sam Oeur "Crossing Three Wildernesses"

September 8 - Jim Moore "Lightning at Dinner" & U of MN students "Dislocate" magazine

September 15 - Abigail Garner memoir & Elissa Raffia "Freeing Vera"

September 22 - Ethel Louise Beach poetry & Ingrid Hill

September 29 - Marilyn Mitchell

October 6 - Scott Edelstein "The Writer's Notebook" & Octavia Butler

October 13 - Elizabeth Alexander "American Sublime" & Ed Bok Lee "Real Karaoke People" & Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni "Queen of Dreams"

October 20 - John Berendt "City of Falling Angels"

October 27 - Eric Shapiro "It's Only Temporary" & Bruce Feiler "Where God Was Born"

November 3 - Morgan Grayce Willow "Appregio of Appetite" & Patriot Acts: e.g. bailey & Sha Cage

November 10 - Paul Dickinson CD"Drink Specials for the Criminally Insane" & Lucy Vilankulu MN Literature editor

November 17 - Cathy Sultan "One Woman's War" & Scarletta Press

November 24 - H.G. Carillo & Jack Klugman

December 1 - Lynn A. Gray & Shelley Getten

December 8 - Minneapolis Observer crew & Desdamona

December 15 - Simon Singh & David Unowsky

December 22 - Bruce Chilton

December 29 - Alice Kaplan & Simon Winchester


January 1 – Emily Carter, Chris Shillock, Scott Vetsch, Michael "Spam" Hall

January 8 -  Olaf Olafsson & Sandra Benitez "Night of the Radishes"

January 15 - Cindra Halm, Melanie Figg, Miriam Queensen & poet Sekou Sundiata

January 22 - Mary Relindes Ellis - "Turtle Warrior" & others

January 29 - Russ King & Anya Achtenberg & others

Feb 5- Freya Manfred & Laura Littleford, Carolyn Holbrook

Feb 12 - Erotica Poetry Slam event with Cynthia French, Amy Madison, Shane Hawley

Feb 19 - ZZ Packer & Tom Brandt & others

Feb 26 - Emilie Buchwald with Milkweed Editions & Dessa Darling

Mar 4 - Cheryl Reed - "Unveiled" & William Kent Kruger

Mar 11 - Thadra Sheridan & Jamie Kennedy (poetic black fusion) & Danny Wallace

Mar 18 - Heather Harrison & Lorna Landvik

Mar 25-  Gwenyth Swain

April 1 - Irish poet Michael Coady

April 8 - Sarah Dunmant & Fan Shen

April 15 -Jerry Mevissen "The Nimrod Chronicles" & Bill Holm "Playing the Black Piano" & phone interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now

April 22 - Nuddin Farah & Richard Terrill

April 29 - Richard Broderick & Siri Hustvedt & Lori Lake

May 6 - Jasper Fforde "the Eyre Affair" & Yuko Taniguchi "Foreign Wife Elegy"

May 13 - Abigail Garner "Families Like Mine" & Art-A-Whirl poetry event

May 20 - Mary Rose Remington "Career Quest" & the acclaimed A.S. Byatt

May 27 - John Sandford & Teresa Monsday

June 3 - Alex McCall Smith

June 10 - Sheila O'Connor - "Tokens of Grace"

June 17 - Ralph Watkins with Life Path Histories, Cathy Sultan "Israeli/Palestinian Voices"

June 24 - Linda Kohanov "Riding Between the Worlds" & Ray Gonzalez

July 1 - Seth Kanter

July 8 -  David Housewright, musician Jessy Greene with poet  John Colburn

July 22 - Mary Logue & others

July 29 -  Walter Mosley &  Ellie Belew "Run, Plant, Fly" &  Bill Reichard "How To"

Aug 5 - “All Fringe” Show with fringe theater/spoken word guests

Aug 12 - Kate Dayton "Missing"

Aug 19 - Novelist China Mieville - "Iron Council" & Marie Olofsdotter

Aug 26 - John O'Dell - "View from Delphi" & Bharati Mukherjee "The Tree Bride"

Sept 2 -  Neal Karlan & others

Sept 16 - Steve Healey "Earthling" & poet Gerald Stern



Jan 2 - Joseph Hart - "Minneapolis Skid Row"

Jan 9 - Roger Calero & Doug Markett "The Bridge"

Jan 16 - Michael Dennis Browne & Sarah Anderson "The Raking Through Books” Club

Jan 23- Diane LeBlanc "Waterstone"  & poet Sun Yung Shin

Feb 6 - Thadra Sheridan & “The Bosso Poetry Company”

Feb 13 - Rob O'Brien, Lori Ley Hoy Hunley, Gary Eldon Peter & Margaret Randall "When I Look into the Mirror and See You"

Feb 20 - Alexandra Stein & Alison McGhee

Feb 27 -  Robert Alexander "the Kitchen Boy" & Matt Ruff "Set this House in Order"

Mar 6 - Fret, Frame & Chatter poets  & novelist Neil Karlen

Mar 13 -  Patricia Hoolihan "Three Irish Mystics in the Northwoods" & Tom McCarthy

Mar 20 - Judd Spicer & Steve Thayer

Mar 27 - Joyce Sutphen

Apr 3 -  Zoe Fairbarns & T.C. Boyle

Apr 10 -  Lorna Landvik "Angry Housewives" & Michael Fedo

April 17 - Loft mentor readers & New Rivers Press

Sept 23 - David Domke "God Willing" & Marsha Qualey "Too Big a Storm"

Sept 30 - Bill Holm & Emerson "Chip" Blake (Milkweed) & Arthur Phillips

Oct 7 - Ray Gonzalez & Lynn Gray (fall poetry & rock & roll) & Louis deBernieres, author of "Birds Without Wings."

Oct 14 - Daniel Hayes (Tearjerker),  Chris Shillock

Oct 21 - Robert Bly, Judith Guest 

Oct 28 - Peter Balakian (The Burning Tigris: Armenian Genocide & America's Response) & Fret, Frame & Chatter event on 10.28 featuring Greg Schaefer

Nov 4 - Jim Lenfestey

Nov 11 - Jack Zipes & Samantha Chang 

Nov 18 - Sima Rabinowitz & Stephen Burt & Tellabration

Dec 2 - Carol Bly & Cynthia Loveland "Stopping the Gallop to Empire" and First Books readers Anna Cypra Oliver, Kirby Gann and Thomas Sayers Ellis.

Dec 9 - Chuck Palahniuk and Sandra Birdsell

Dec 16 - Mike Hazard & Susannah McNeely, editor of Ruminator Review

Dec 23 - Rich Broderick & Anya Achtenberg "The Stone of Language"

Dec 30 - Ian Graham Leask on his travels to Armenia & Mary Sharratt "The Real Minerva"



Jan 3 -  Linda Kohanov - “Tao of Equus”

Jan 10 - Laura Winton  “Karawane” magazine

Jan 17 - Cindra Halm, Gary Lee Joyner and Ray Gonzalez

Jan 24 - David Mura &  Anne Ursu “Spilling Clarence”

Jan 31 - Langston Hughes special show with Kathryn Neal (U of MN Givens Library curator) and poet Angela Shannon

Feb 7 - Madeline Springnether

Feb 14 - Bill Reichard & Loren Niemi

Feb 21 - Mike Ryan & Bill Reichard

Feb 28 - Wing Hue “Lake Street USA”  & Pearl from  Ruminator Books & Cynthia French & Thaydra Sheridan on “Gen Estro”

Mar 7 - Thomas R. Smith & Frank Ormsby

Mar 4 - Steve Thayer “The Wheat Field” & Elizabeth Dickinson

Mar 21 - Jay Parini “The Apprentice” & Intermedia Arts world poetry day

Mar 28 - Peter Morgan Borealis Magazine launch & Linda Wing, John Minczeski, Michael “Spam” Hall, Scott Vetsch on fishing poetry event 

Apr 4 - Jeannie Piekos - Powderhorn Writer’s Fest with Roy McBride

Apr 11 - Bharath Mukherjee “Desirable Daughters”

April 18 - Greg Hewitt

Apr 25 - Cynthia French,  Lynn Gray & Thadra Sheridan

May 2 -  George Rabasa &  Wang Ping & Jerod Santek

May 9 - Stuart Woods “The Short Forever” & Kathy Mosley “Season of Lillian Dawes”

May 16 - Kate Kysar, Sha Cage &  Burt & Rebecca on “The Compassionate Rebel”

May 23 - John Colburn, Jim Moore, Lucille Broderson, M.P. Brourke & Rob O’Brien - Ache magazine

May 30 - Sally Gearhart “the Kanshou” & Jonathan Brannen “No Place to Fall”

June 6 - Sheri Staum  & Ray Gonzalez & Mark Turcotte

June 13 - Alan DeNiro, Kristen Livdahl & Barth Anderson & Lyda Morehouse

June 20 - Greg Shaefer & Laura Brandenberg- GST Trio music/poetry & Faith Sullivan “What a Woman Must Do”

June 27 - Brian Malloy  "The Year of Ice" & Scott Edelstein

July 4 -  Brooke “Burning Shakesepare” Aldridge, Jeff Nichols, Loren Niemi, Heidi Arneson, Tim Moriarty

July 11 - Morgan Grace Willow “Poetry in Motion” &  Carolyn Sima “Mermaid that Came Between Them”

July 18 - Ellen Hart 

Aug 1 - Tim Shea, Omaur Bliss Op-Ed slam  & Fringe performers Christopher Shillock &  Emily Carter
Aug 8 - Corrinne Dwyer with North Star Press & Cynthia French & Thadra Sheridan

Aug 15 - Sha Cage &  Michael Hall &  Deborah Taffa reading at Roghue Buddha

Aug 22 - Bart Schneider &  Kasi Williamson Speakeasy magazine launch & Kat Knutson, with Utne Reader & John Colburn,  Spout Press

Aug 9 - John Olive on Playwriting & Margaret Randall  “Grand Canyon Reflections”

Sept 5 - Elinor Burkett & Scott Burton

Sept 12 -  Bao Phi,Loft’s new Equilibrium series &  Peter Razor “While the Locust Slept”

Sept 19 - Susan Power "Roofwalker" &  Andrea Jenkins

Sept 26 -  Tracy Chevalier "Falling Angels" & Arthur Phillips

Oct 3 - Jude Nutter &  A.M. Homes "Things You Should Know"

Oct 10 -  Norah Labiner "Miniatures" &  Lynne Jonell

Oct 17 -  Kimiko Hahn visiting for the U of MN poetry fest

Oct 24 -  Laurie Foos - "Bingo Under the Crucifix"
Oct 31 - Irvine Welsh & Mizna journal Halloween reading

Nov 7 -  John Osander "Call me Kick" & Tim O'Brien

Nov 14 -  Michael Connelly & Joy Tutela

Nov 21 - Richard Wright & Andre Heuer Tellabration storytelling event
Dec 5 -  Anna Meek "Acts of Contortion" &  Leif Ueland "Accidential Playboy"

Dec 12 - John Spade, Utne magazine &  Mai Neng Moua "Bamboo Among the Oaks"

Dec 19 - Richard Dooley
Dec 26 - Jonathan Foer





Feb 8 -  Eleanor Arneson  “The Grammarian’s Five Daughters” & Kathryn Neal - curator, Givens collection - Jazz Age in Paris

Feb 15 -  Ai reads from  “Vice” 

Feb 22 - Laura Littleford & J. Otis Powell – “from Baraka to Kumanyakaa” & Jeannie Piekos - Powderhorn Writer’s Festival

Mar 1 -  Bart Schneider  “Secret Love” & Kevin Anton Mason 

Mar 8 -  International  Women’s Day

Mar 15 - Something Irish: storyteller Richard Rosseau  & author Jane Smiley

Mar 22 -  Bill Holm on “Eccentric Islands” & poet Cynthia French

Mar 29 - Irish poet Moya Cannon

Apr 5 -  Roy McBride

Apr 12 - Patricia Kirkpatrick  & Wang Ping - "Aching for Beauty"

Apr 16 - Kirsten Dierking "One Red Eye" &  N.M. Kelby "Sleeps with Angels"

Apr 26; - Gary Lee Joyner

May 3 - Ron Duffy - play “Last Laff” & Laura Winton

May 10 - Lori Gottlieb - “Stick Figure” &  e.g. bailey

May 17 - Sharon Chimalarez "The Other Mozart" & Fern Schuller Chapman “Motherlands”

May 24 - Carol Bly on writing & Crescent Dragonwagon - Eureka Springs Writer’s Colony

May 31 - Elizabeth Andrew  “Swinging on the Garden Gate” &  Sarah Stonich “These Granite Islands”

Jun 7 -  Shannon Olson “Welcome to my Planet” & playwright Kevin Kling
Angela Shannon reads for Gwendolyn Brooks b’day

Jun 14 - Christopher Schillock &  Lydia Morehouse “Archangel Protocol”

Jun 21 - “Menstruation Project” at  Intermedia Arts with Sha Cage and others. MN Slam Team

Jun 28 - E. Johannes Soltermann & W.D. Wetherall - "Morning”

Jul 5 - Jeff Schmidt  "Disciplined Minds" &  Linda Back McKay

Jul 12 - Alison McGhee “Shadow Baby” &  J. Otis Powell “Stigmatism” performance

Jul 19 - Heidi Skarie, "Red Willow’s Quest" & Ruminator books talk with Alison & Pearl

Jul 26 - Steve Thayer, "Moon over Lake Elmo"
Aug 2 - Kay Kirscht, Laura Winton, Gary Lee Joyner, Heidi Arneson – “Fringe Fest”

Aug 9 - Jan Schultz “Horse Sense” & Anthony Peyton Porter on “Porter Publishing”
Aug 16 - Richard Broderick "Woman Lake" & MN Spoken Word weekend

Aug 23 -  Carei Thomas &  John Minczeski - Poetry Music Innovation at Phalen Park in St. Paul.  Phone interview with novelist Joyce Johnson -  “Door Wide Open”



Nov 16 - Christopher Schillock & Richard Taro, “Fake Book” journey back to jazz

Nov 30 - Linda Wanatebe McFerrin

Dec 7 -  Rhonda Nortan