“Because we

are each a word in a great conversation,

and the word

is good.”

from the poem,

In the Great Conversation

by Margaret Hasse

Margaret Hasse, Poet, writes in a voice described by Naomi Shihab Nye as “potent, clear-cut, honest – no posturing, no distractions. All heart and soul and care.” You can read her books in your book club or by yourself, attend her readings, join her poetry classes, use her manuscript critique service, collaborate on a project, or surprise her.

Margaret Hasse, Consultant, is a multi-faceted consultant working in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and around the country. She has a 25-year track record in strategic planning, fundraising and grant writing, facilitating effective meetings, and evaluating. She also edits poetry manuscripts and facilitates writing workshops.

Recent News

Margaret has two poems in the 2019 edition of Saint Paul Almanac. With Athena Kildegaard, she is editing a collection of poems by women on motherhood experiences.

Margaret Hasse was honored to be selected to present her work at the annual Pankake Poetry Reading sponsored by the University of Minnesota libraries. The event, which took place at the Anderson Library on April 11, 2018 and drew 150 people, is named for Marcia Pankake, a former librarian who fostered poetry programming on campus. Hasse created a unique retrospective by showing cover images and reading poems from each of her five poetry collections. To coincide with the reading, Nodin Press reissued her first book, Stars Above, Stars Below, with some new features. Here are photos and the video of the event.

Common Good Books announced the winners of its 2018 annual poetry contest that included Hasse’s “Night on the Town.” Winter in Saint Paul was the theme of the contest that provided four $750 awards. On March 20, Hasse read with the other three winners at the bookstore with Garrison Keillor as host. To read the winning poems: http://www.commongoodbooks.com

Between Us won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MIPA) prize for the best book of poetry puzblished in thze region in 2017.

Margaret's extensive archive is now a part of the University of Minnesota Library's Upper Midwest Literary Archives, here.

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