Readings


June 21, 2017, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Poets and Writers and Musicians against the War on the Earth, with writers such as Peter Campion, Ed Bok Lee, Freya Manfred, and Margaret Hasse.  The location is Saint Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue S., Minneapolis. Free and open to the public.


September 14, 2017, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Margaret Hasse reads with poet Maryann Corbett at Subtext Books, 6 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102.


October 17, 2017, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Jim Heynen coordinates a reading as part of the Carol Connolly reading series in honor of poet John Calvin Rezmerski who died in 2016. A complete list of readers includes Margaret Hasse will be available soon. Carol Connolly University Club reading series at the historic University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul.


The Latest


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


Common Good Books announced the winners of its annual poetry contest that included Hasse’s “Not Letting Go.” “Poems of experience” was the theme of the contest that provided ten $250 awards. To read the winning poems:

http://www.commongoodbooks.com


Read The Writer’s Almanac interview with Margaret Hasse on the Bookshelf: http://writersalmanac.org/bookshelf/margaret-hasse/


Archival News


Between Us, Margaret Hasse’s 2016 collection is a silver medal recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award in poetry of the Independent Book Publishers Association. See all winners here: IBPA


Margaret has two poems in the new anthology, The Kindness of Strangers, from Wising Up Press.  More information and copies at

http://www.universaltable.org/bookstore.html


Margaret received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to share her new book, Between Us, with seniors in book clubs, community centers, and through writing workshops. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


In December 2016, the University of Minnesota Upper Midwest Literary Archives received a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to support four literary collections in its repository, including collections from Robert Bly, Bill Holm, Margaret Hasse, and Milkweed Editions. The grant project, Prairie Poets and Press: Literary Lives of the Upper Midwest, will allow the Archives to increase access to these collections in ways not otherwise possible without dedicated resources. The existing collections of these three poets and the press will be described in more detail and new donations from them will be integrated into the collections. (Link to Margaret’s Archive)


Listen to Garrison Keillor reading Margaret’s poems on The Writer’s Almanac–“Cross” on August 31, 2016, (the link is here), “Norwegian Grandmother’s Song” on September 4, 2016 ( the link is here), from her book Earth’s Appetite from her book, “Evergreen Cemetery” on December 12, 2016 (here), and “Belongings” on April 23, 2017 (here) from her book Between Us.

Listen for Garrison Keillor reading “Jazz You’ll Never Know,” a poem from Earth’s Appetite, on The Writer’s Almanac, Sunday, July 26, 2015. http://writersalmanac.org/episodes/20150726/ 


Margaret is featured in an interview in the November 9, 2016 issue of the Highland Villager. Read it here.


The Maria Faust Sonnet Festival named Margaret’s sonnet, “A Writer’s Ritual on a Winter’s Night,” among the top poems in its 2016 contest. She received a prize of $100.


BoomerLitMag features three of Margaret’s poems: http://boomerlitmag.com/margaret-hasse/


Margaret’s poem, “Folding,” is on Bearings online journal of the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research:  http://collegevilleinstitute.org/bearings/folding/


Verse-Virtual, a journal that fosters community among poets, has reprinted several of Margaret’s poems from Earth’s Appetite, including including “Shouting from the Rooftop.” Minnesota poet Steve Klepetar, also in the August issue, wrote:  “Great poem. A real Minnesota voice; talk about all the women being strong! I love the verbs – ‘tore,’ ‘shredded,’ ‘wrenched,’ ‘squawked,’ ‘dislodged.’ The bat detail fits perfectly, as it plays against stereotypes of women terrified of those creatures, and the incident with the neighbor nails it too.  I love the line ‘I grew large among the crowns of trees.’”


Check out Margaret’s poems on the July issue of Verse-Virtual: http://www.verse-virtual.com/margaret-hasse-2015-july.html

Firestone Feinberg, editor of Verse-Virtual, reprinted Margaret’s poem “Just Yesterday” from Earth’s Appetite,” and wrote about it: “(The poem) nostalgically reminds us that time passes—and passes fast—and sometimes brings changes that sadden us… and it tells us these truths eloquently, poignantly, and very gently.”


If you happen to love Door County, find Margaret’s poems in a new anthology called Soundings: Door County in Poetry.

Read or listen to Garrison Keillor reading Margaret’s “What the Window Washers Did” on September 8, 2014, on The Writer’s Almanac: click here


Read or listen to Garrison Keillor reading Margaret's "At the Tea Garden" on the August 13, 2014 broadcast of The Writer's Almanac, click here.


“Truant” was selected by Ted Kooser for the national American Life in Poetry column and published in newspapers and online Monday, December 8, 2014:

http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/current.html


Margaret’s poem, “Blood Oranges,” was accepted and posted on RE / VERSE, a site that accepts previously published poems to give these poems another way to find readers. The editor, Ralph Murre, wrote that “Blood Oranges“ is wonderful poem that may help you see the light at the end of the doldrums, or at least to appreciate the bright spots within them.” 

Take a look at http://littleeaglereverse.blogspot.com, and climb aboard the orange bus. 


A review of Earth's Appetite by editor Joel Van Valin appeared in Whistling Shade Literary Journal, Spring-Summer 2014. Read it here.


Read the November 2013 article about Hasse and her new book in the Villager, click here.


“The range of Earth’s Appetite is astonishing,” writes Margot Galt, “and its charm amusing and touching throughout.” Read Galt’s blog post about the book: http: margotlog.blogspot.com


Margaret was among the guest writers at The Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop in Saint Cloud on Tuesday, June 17. The workshop, led by William Meissner, runs June 16-19, 2014. 2 graduate or undergraduate credits are available. For additional information or registration, contact  www.stcloudstate.edu


Earth’s Appetite, Margaret’s fourth collection of poems, came out in September, 2013, from Nodin Press. Available through local booksellers, Amazon, or http://www.itascabooks.com/earth-s-appetite.html. Recent or forthcoming appearances of Hasse’s poems in anthologies and journals include:


- “You’ll Never Know” in St. Paul Almanac 2014. For more information on the September 12 party for the new edition: http://saintpaulalmanac.org/almanac-events/2014-saint-paul-almanac-launch-party/


- “At the Residential School for the Blind” in Lake Region Review #3, October 2013. For more information: http://lakeregionwriters.net


- “Wilbur the Second,” Whistling Shade, http://whistlingshade.com


- “Truant,” “Wayward,” and “Mason Jar of Household Odds and Ends,” Sleet Magazine, http://sleetmagazine.com


Margaret has a poem called “Prairie World and Wanderer” in a recent issue of South Dakota Review, a publication associated with the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She’s especially happy about being in this journal because she grew up in Vermillion and her father was on the math faculty at the U.S.D.  A poem about bicycles is in the 2013 St. Paul Almanac.


Margaret was "chaired" as the 2011 bard of the Eisteddfo
d poetry celebration, an event that took place on June 25 at the Morgan Creek Winery in Cambria, Minnesota.  As winner, she was seated on and then presented with a beautiful white oak chair, hand carved by woodworker Adam Marti. The annual event, modeled after traditional Welsh celebrations of literature and performance that take place in many parts of the world, is organized by poet John Calvin Rezmerski with support from the Blue Earth County Historical Society and other sponsors. The two step poetry competition involves poets submitting a manuscript of their poems from which five finalists are selected. The second step in the competition is reading at the festival, with three judges selecting the winner. NU Journal Article.pdf


Quiddity magazine has published three poems in its current issue: “Mississippi Queen,” “A Line from Shakespeare, Revised,” and “In an Artificial Pond.”


Recently released! Low Down and Coming On: A Feast of Delicious and Dangerous Poems about Pigs, edited by James P. Lenfestey, designed by Scott King, Red Dragonfly Press, which includes Margaret’s poem, “Parading Main Street.”


Poet Lore’s newest issue includes Margaret’s poem, And All Points West.


MRP Arts Reporter, Marianne Combs, featured Margaret’s poem, “Disguises,”on her October 11, 2010 State of the Arts blog.


In April 2010, Minnesota State Arts Board awarded a $5,600 artist grant to Margaret for travel and exploring new directions for her next book of poetry.


Since publication, Milk and Tides has twice appeared as a best seller on a weekly listing maintained by the national Poetry Foundation website. Poetry sales are culled from sales in 400 bookstores nationwide, and on Amazon.com.  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/


Milk and Tides won the Midwest Book Award in Poetry from the Midwest Independent Book Publishers Association. The award was presented on May 13, 2009, at the Minnesota Humanities Center.


Mnartists.org contains a review of Milk and Tides by Connie Wanek in which she writes: “The poems are friendly, confidential, generous, and amusing; reading the book is like spending an afternoon with a witty acquaintance, a soon-to-be friend, as she shares her best stories with you.” http://www.mnartists.org/


Beloved on the Earth:  150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, a 2009 anthology from Holy Cow! Press, includes Margaret's poem, "A Breeze Bends the Grasses."


Everyday Poems for City Sidewalks, a project of Public Art Saint Paul and the City of Saint Paul Public Works, selected Meadowlark: Mending Song to be stamped in concrete in locations throughout the Twin Cities, including near the intersection of Macalester and Juliet. The poem is included in a letterpress fine art book with the other 19 winners and runners-up for sale at $18.00. http://www.publicartstpaul.org/everydaysidewalk/




Past Events


April 26, 2017, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Margaret Hasse reads at Birchbark Books Reading Series, curated by Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina. Hasse is reading with Denise Low, Thomas Precore Weso, and Denise Lajimodiere. The reading will be in the Bockley Gallery, followed by a reception in the bookstore itself.  2123 W 21st Street  (west of Lake of the Isles, near Franklin) http://www.bockleygallery.com/


Margaret has two poems in the new anthology, The Kindness of Strangers, from Wising Up Press.  More information and copies at

http://www.universaltable.org/bookstore.html


April 20, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Poetry Reading at Magers & Quinn Bookstore, featuring Emilie Buchwald reading from her new poetry collection, The Moment’s Only Moment, and Margaret Hasse, reading from her new Between Us, both books from Nodin Press.


April 13, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Saint Paul Almanac celebrates the release of its newest annual called “On a Collected Path” at Trotter’s Café and Bakery, 232 Cleveland Avenue N., Saint Paul, MN. This reading will feature Aegean Yang, Margaret Hasse, Mary Helen McHugh Franze, Sarah Koper, Linda Shaw, and Kristin Anderson. Hosted by David Stein.


December 20, 2016, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at the historic University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul. Carol Connolly Readings by Writers. Four writers read from new books. Poet Margaret Hasse reads from Between Us. Others are poets Tim Nolan and Juliette Patterson and novelist Peter Geye. Hosted by Danny Klecko. Free and open to the public. On sale will be books that make great holiday gifts. The University Club restaurant, usually only open to members, will accept reservations for people attending the reading.


December 9, 2016, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Margaret Hasse and Clarence White, 2016 co-curators of the reading series at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, follow the tradition of taking the stage at the last event of the year to read their own work. Location: Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN 55432. Socializing and refreshments before and after the reading.  Free and open to the public.


December 8, 2016, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Poetry Reading at Sub-Text Bookstore, 6 West 5th Street, Saint Paul. Margaret Hasse reads from her brand-new book of poetry, Between Us, with Su Smallen, Tim Nolan, and Athena Kildegaard, all reading from their latest books.


December 6, 2016, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.:  Margaret Hasse reads and presents as a visiting poet at the Historic Leduc Estate, 1629 Vermillion St. (Hwy 61), Hastings, Minnesota, sponsored by the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council.


December 1, 2016, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at ArtStart’s Artscraps, 1459 St. Clair, St. Paul MN 55105. Reading from A Little Book of Abundance: poems of thanksgiving throughout the year, and Open Mic:  Join poet Margaret Hasse, organizer and anthologizer, along with Nancy Christensen, Anne Curtin, Sharon Hilberer, Joan Johnson, Barb Jones, Dorothy Schlesselman, Ann Schroeder, and Miriam Weinstein. All are members of a writing group that’s met at ArtStart for many years. Editor-in-chief Sarah Hayes will introduce the book, published by Red Bird Chapbooks, which is dedicated to making small, beautiful publications. We invite audience members to bring a poem for a 15-minute open mic period followed by socializing, book signing, and refreshments. Door opens at 6:45. Socializing and refreshments after the reading. Free and open to the public.


November 28, 2016, Monday, 7:00 p.m., Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, Minnesota: Margaret Hasse reads from Between Us and other of her books from Nodin Press, and Emilie Buchwald reads from The Moment’s Only Moment, also from Nodin Press.


November 20, 2016, Sunday 3:00 p.m., Come to a reading and pick up your free copy of the latest issue of Whistling Shade, which has a “Historical” theme. Editor Joel Van Valin will be on hand with Margaret Hasse and other writers with work in the new issue. Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 NE 2nd Street, Minneapolis, 555413. Phone (651) 243-1756.



November 17, 2016, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Launch reading and party for Margaret Hasse’s newest collection of poems, Between Us (Nodin Press) at The Loft Literary Center, 1011 South Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Co-sponsored by The Loft and Nodin Press. Free and open to the public.


November 10, 2016, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Reading to honor founding editor James Naiden, who died recently, and his North Stone Review’s contribution to the local and national literary communities in the Gallery Space at the A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 SE Main Street in Minneapolis. Actor Ben Krielkamp will host the reading. Margaret Hasse, Jay White, and a small core of writers whose work appeared in the NSR will read from their work. Patricia Kirkpatrick will share her reflections on the collection of papers and books from the NSR archives. Audience members are invited to share their own recollections.


November 2, 2016, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Margaret Hasse and Athena Kildegaard read from their new books at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Center, 630 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, Minnesota 56267. Free and open to the public.


October 27, 2016,Thursday, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Senior Arts Showcase at Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave, St. Paul. This event features an art exhibit by adult students of artist Shakun Maheshwari and readings by members of East Side Arts Council’s poetry workshop taught by poet Margaret Hasse, including Joan Bergman, Jan Borofka, Nancy Bundy, Mem Lloyd, Jan Mandell, Judy Nobles, Anne Picard, Daniel Shaw, David Shove, Romi Slowiak, Marcy Steinberg, Joyce Stockton, and Roslye Ultan.  Attendees are welcome to enjoy refreshments and bring a creative writing piece to share at Open Mic. Free and open to the public.


October 17, 2016, Monday, 7:00 p.m. Poetry Reading at Sub-Text Bookstore, 6 West 5th Street, Saint Paul. Join poets at the launch of A Little Book of Abundance: poems of thanksgiving throughout the year (Red Bird Chapbooks). Editor-in-chief Sarah Hayes will introduce the book. Readers include Margaret Hasse, organizer and anthologizer, and members of a group of poets who’ve been together for more than five years: Anne Curtin, Don Brunnquell, Sharon Hilberer, Joan Johnson, Barb Jones, Dorothy Schlesselman, and Ann Schroeder.


October 15, 2016, Saturday, from 1:30-2:00 p.m., meet Margaret at the Nodin Press table at Twin Cities Book Festival, sponsored by Rain Taxi, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds


September 21, 2016, Wednesday, 10 a.m. Margaret Hasse at Edina Poetry Club, Edina Senior Center in the Edina Public Library, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, Minnesota.


August 31, 2016 and September 4, 2016, Garrison Keillor read Margaret’s poems on The Writer’s Almanac–“Cross” on August 31, 2016, (the link is here), and “Norwegian Grandmother’s Song” on September 4, 2016 ( the link is here), both from her book, Earth’s Appetite.


August 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Margaret and Clarence White, co-curators, introduce Freya Manfred and Kao Kalia Yang as readers at Banfill-Locke Center for Arts, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, Minnesota 55432. July 20, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Margaret read her new poem, “With Trees,” at Mid-Summer Music Festival as part of a collaboration with Write On, Door County, where she was in residence.


August 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Margaret was be part of a reading of writers published in Boomer Lit magazine at Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave W., Minneapolis, MN 55403.


July 13, 2016, Margaret Hasse read at the Unitarian Universalist Society’s Dickinson Reading Series in Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin. Introduction by Chuck Lauter. Photo by Linda Donovan.



May 9, Monday, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Margaret reads with other poets and writers in the 2016 Cracked Walnut Literary Reading Festival at an event called Prometheus, at the Royal Ground Coffee Shop, 4161 Grand Ave S., Minneapolis MN 55409. Readers will include Anita White, Margaret Hasse, Julie Klatt Singer, Kimberly Eridon and Ross Holmes.


April 19, 2016, Tuesday, 7:30 P.M. Margaret Hasse reading from her new manuscript, Between Us, with others at the University Club of Saint Paul Reading by Writers Series, hosted by Carol Connolly, 420 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102.


April 11, 2016, Monday, 7:00 P.M. Margaret Hasse read with Stan Kusunoki, Kathryn Kysar, Machaga Johns, Mary Jo Thompson, and Roseann Lloyd at Barnes & Noble HarMar, 2100 N. Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN.


December 3, 2015, Thursday, 7:30-8:30 P.M. reading at Midstream reading series, with 3 other writers,  Blue Moon building, corner of 39th and (3820) East Lake, Minneapolis. Margaret will read with Michael Dennis Browne and two others.


November 21, 2015, Saturday, 12:00 P.M. at Amsterdam Bar and Hall, 6 West 6th Street, Saint Paul, a reading to celebrate 10 years of the Saint Paul Almanac, with readers including Margaret Hasse, Michael Kiesow Moore, and Tish Jones. Curated by Satish Jayaraj.


June 16, 2015, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Cloud State University, Margaret gave a presentation as part of The 2015 Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop, St. Cloud State University, which occurs June 15-18, for 2 credits (English 445-545). This four-day workshop features daily writing exercise as well as presentations by engaging and entertaining professional novelists, poets, and nonfiction writers. The course provides excellent opportunities for teachers, students, and community people seeking enrichment and motivation. No prior writing experience is necessary for this class. Workshop speakers, in addition to Bill Meissner, teacher/writer, include six fabulous published authors: novelists Shannon Olson and Tom Maltman, poet Margaret Hasse, multicultural authors Susan Power and Alexs Pate, and Youtube video poetry artist Wayne Nelsen. Register in spring for SCSU Summer Session. Registration opens Feb. 9, 2015: www.stcloudstate.edu/summer


May 9, 2015, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at The Loft Literary Center: a workshop led by Margaret called Remember and Write about Mothers Near Mother's Day. To register, contact The Loft at www.Loft.org


April 30, 2015, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at Content Bookstore, 314 Division Street, Northfield. To celebrate April is Poetry Month, Margaret Hasse read her poems followed by an open mic. People are invited to read a poem, either their own or a favorite by someone else.


April 18-19, 2015, Saturday and Sunday at League of Minnesota Poets Annual Conference in Saint Cloud. As a key presenter, Margaret read from her work, lead a poetry critique session, and facilitate a writing experience. To learn more about the League and how to register for the conference, visit mnpoets.com


April 11, 2015, Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Room M100 B&C, Mezzanine Level, as part of AWP National Conference (with daily or conference registration): The State You’re In: A Reading by Minnesota Writers from Nodin Press Margaret Hasse,  John Toren, Lori Sturdevant, Jim Gilbert,  Michael Kiesow-Moore: Since 1967, Minnesota’s Nodin Press has published more than 200 books by established and emerging writers that deal with aspects of Minnesota and the surrounding region in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The reading showcased how its people and natural wonders make Minnesota unique, featuring a diverse range of local poetry, essays, biography, and nature writing. Panelists will ground you in the place AWP takes place. The reading will conclude with a drawing for a free volume from the press.


November 20, 2014, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, reading by writers, including Margaret Hasse, in the latest edition of the Saint Paul Almanac.  www.facebook.com/events/775465119182420


November 14, 2014, Friday, 7:00 p.m. at Eat My Words bookstore, 1228 2nd St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413, release of the newest edition of Whistling Shade, a newsprint journal available in bookstores and coffee houses throughout the Twin Cities published by Joel Van Valin. The theme of the current issue is "work." Margaret Hasse will be read her prose poem from the issue, joining writers Julian Bernick and Ted King.


September 11, 2014, Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101, "To the Nines," a Book Launch Celebration for the 2015 Saint Paul Almanac, the 9th edition.  The journal includes a poem by Margaret.


June 17, 2014, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Margaret presents at the Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop, which takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., June 16-19, at St. Cloud State University.
To register: www.stcloudstate.edu or contact registration help desk at 320-308-3936 or registrationhelpdesk@stcloudstate.edu.
Two credits (graduate or undergraduate) are available.

May 10, 2014, Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m at The Loft Literary Center: a workshop led by Margaret called Remember and Write about Mothers Near Mother's Day.  To register, contact The Loft at www.Loft.org.

Workshop description: Tess Gallagher writes in her poem “Each Bird Walking”: “On our lips that morning, the tart juice / of the mothers, so strong in remembrance . . .” On our lips, in our notebooks, and yet to emerge are strong poems and other pieces of writing about being mothered well or with longing for more or better. Participate in this Mother’s Day workshop tradition to receive encouragement to dig into your store of memories. You’ll create on-the-spot writing that invokes your own mother or mother figures who influenced you––and share if you wish. You’ll receive a new packet of inspiring poems and short prose pieces about mothers. Make this class a Mother’s Day gift to yourself, a mother, a daughter, a son, or a friend. Come together! The experience promises more meaning than a box of chocolate.


April 10, 2014, Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., “It’s a Wonderful Life” reading sponsored by Cracked Walnut Literary Festival 2014, at J. Arthur’s Coffee, 2441 Rice Street, Roseville, MN 55113. Margaret Hasse and six other poets reading or performing for 10 minutes each on the theme of the event.

April 8, 2014, Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Har Mar Mall, 2100 North Snelling Avenue, Roseville. Three Nodin Press books featured, with Margaret reading from her Earth’s Appetite, Kate Hallett Dayton from her Salt Heart, and friend of a deceased poet Roy McBride reading from Roy’s posthumous collection of poems, Secret Traffic.


March 12, 2014, Wednesday, 7 p.m. at The Birchbark Books Reading Series curated by Michael Kiesow Moore – Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st Street, Minneapolis. FOUR POETS––b: william bearhart, Sun Yung Shin, Cole Bauer, Margaret Hasse.

March 2, 2014, Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Black Dog Café, 308 East Prince Street, Saint Paul. FOUR POETS FOUR BOOKS: Four poets read from four new books: Margaret Hasse/Earth’s Appetite (Nodin Press), Naomi Cohn/Between Nectar & Eternity (Red Dragonfly Press), Mike Hazard/This World Is Not Altogether Bad (Red Dragonfly Press) and Jonas Specktor/reading the late Roy McBride’s Secret Traffic (Nodin Press). Free for all. For info, visit http://blackdogstpaul.com/ Or call, 651.228.9274.

January 9, 2014, Thursday, 7 p.m., at SubText Bookstore, 165 Western Avenue North, Saint Paul, 55102. Do you have a January New Year’s Resolution: Read and Write More Poetry? Margaret Hasse, author of Earth’s Appetite and other colllections of poems, is joined by members of a writing group she facilitates who will read their poetry­–Nancy Christiansen, Anne Curtin, Don Brunnquell, Holly Dowds, Sharon Hilberer, Joan Johnson, Barb Jones, Dorothy Schlesselman, Ann Schroeder, and Miriam Weinstein. We’ll offer tips about poetry and writing prompts and recommend books we use to improve our writing. Ginger tea and gingersnaps will be served.

January 21, 2014, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at the historic University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul. Readings by Writers.  Margaret Hasse reads from Earth's Appetite along with five other writers who will read from their work.   Hosted by Saint Paul Poet Laureate and Nodin Press author, Carol Connolly. Free and open to the public.

January 2, 2014, Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Walker Art Center. It’s a New Year and the slate’s clean! Join Rain Taxi Review of Books, Lunalux, and the Walker Art Center for a poetry and printing party in a vacant gallery, featuring local writers reading quick quips (20 seconds or less) that will inspire a series of slogans for 2014. Get in on the action: compose your own short poetic resolution then blast it out during the brief open mic, and don’t leave without making a commemorative print. Cash bar and snacks provided. Local writers include William Alexander, Margaret Hasse, Steve Healey, Kathleen Jesme, Kate Kysar, Gretchen Marquette, Colin McDonald, Leslie Adrienne Miller, and Tim Nolan.

December 12, 2013, Thursday, 7 p.m., at ArtStart, 1459 St. Clair, St. Paul, 55105: Open Mic Poetry Reading and Celebration of ArtStart Poetry Reading Series, which is drawing to a close after 7 years and more than 40 readings by poets with new books, including Jim Moore, Ed Bok Lee, Katrina Vandenberg, Kate Lynn Hibbard, and G.E. Patterson.  Poets Margaret Hasse will read from her new book, Earth’s Appetite, joined by Bart Galle who has curated the art exhibits. They will also talk about their experience curating the series and make an open mic available. The holiday art sales will be on and refreshments will be served.

December 5, 2013, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Great Twin Cities Poetry Road Show, Maeve's Sessions at Maeve's Cafe, 300 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Phone 612.379.1033. Poetry reading by Margaret, other poets, and with an open mic.

November 20, 2013, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Sub-Text Bookstore, 165 Western Ave N., Saint Paul, MN 55102, 651-493-3871. Margaret Hasse reading from her new book, Earth’s Appetite, with poets Anna George Meek and Maryann Corbett reading from their books.

November 9, 2013, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Sub-Text Bookstore, 165 Western Ave N., Saint Paul, MN 55102, 651-493-3871. Margaret Hasse and other contributors reading poems in a new anthology, The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home, Holy Cow! books.


October 29, 2013, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Patricia Barone, Kate Dayton, and Margaret Hasse read from their new poetry books at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul.


October 24, 2013, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at ArtStart, 1459 St. Clair, St. Paul, 55105: Emilio DeGrazia, Seasonings, Nodin Press and Roseann Lloyd, The Boy Who Slept Under Stars: A Memoir in Poetry, Holy Cow! Press. Margaret is emcee. 


October 12, 2013, Saturday,7:00 p.m., at Nina's Coffee House, 165 Western Avenue N., Saint Paul, MN. Reading by five writers featured in St. Paul Almanac, 2014, including Margaret.

October 12, 2013, Saturday, 12 noon-1:00, Margaret signs books at the Nodin Press table at the Twin Cities Book Festival of Rain Taxi at Progress Center, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N., Saint Paul, MN 55108.


October 10, 2013, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at Ginkos Coffee Shop, 721 N. Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, MN. Reading by five writers featured in St. Paul Almanac, 2014, including Kaya Solheid, Jeff Smieding and Margaret Hasse.


October 1, 2013, Tuesday,7:00 p.m., at Book Shelf/Blue Heron Coffee Shop, 162 West 2nd Street, Winona MN. "First Tuesday" Reading scheduled by Winona's Poet Laureate, Emilio DeGrazia, followed by an Open Mic.

September 28, 2013, Saturday 7 p.m., Reading and Publication Party for Earth’s Appetite at the Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis, sponsored by Nodin Press and The Loft Literary Center.

June 17-20, 2013, 10:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. daily, Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop, Saint Cloud State University, with guest poet Margaret Hasse on Wednesday morning, June 19. Bill Meissner, workshop facilitator. Credits available. To register:  www.stcloudstate.edu Registration help line:  320-308-3936. [registrationhelpdesk@stcloudstate.edu]

June 13, 2013, Thursday, 7 p.m., poetry reading at ArtStart, 1459 St. Clair, St. Paul, 55105: Matt Rasmussen, Black Aperture, Louisiana State University Press, and Katrina Vandenberg, The Alphabet Not Unlike the World, Milkweed Editions. Margaret is emcee.

May 11, 2013, Saturday, 9 a.m. – Noon: Remember and Write about Mothers near Mother’s Day, a Loft Literary Center workshop. The workshop will encourage you to dig into your store of memories. You’ll create on-the-spot––and share if you wish––writing that invokes your own mother or mother figures who influences you. $44.55 for Loft members. To register, contact www.loft.org.

May 2, 2013, Thursday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Midstream Reading Series with Freya Mandred, Margaret Hasse, and two others reading their poems or stories, at Blue Moon building, 3820 East Lake Street, Minneapolis.  Curated by David Shove.

April 11, 2013, Thursday, 7- 9 p.m. at ArtStart, 1459 St. Clair, St. Paul, 55105: Emilio DeGrazia, Seasonings, Nodin Press and Roseann Lloyd, The Boy Who Slept Under Stars: A Memoir in Poetry, Holy Cow! Press. Margaret is emcee.

February 21, 2013, Thursday, 7- 9 p.m. at ArtStart, 1459 St. Clair, St. Paul, 55105:Kate Lynn Hibbard, Sweet Weight, Tiger Bark Press and Kris Bigalk, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers, New York Quarterly Books. Margaret is emcee.

February 16, 2013, Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis. Judy Liautaud will read from her new book, SUNLIGHT ON MY SHADOW – A Birth Mother’s Journey from Secrecy to Renewal, with other readings about adoption by Margaret Hasse, Kate St. Vincent Vogl, author of Lost and Found, Carol Connolly, poet-laureate of St. Paul, and Dan Israel who will play guitar and sing a touching rendition of John Prine’s Unwed Fathers, among other songs.

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uary 14, 2013, Thursday, 7 p.m., at Sub Text: A Bookstore, 165 Western Avenue No., Saint Paul, 55102, 651-493-3871: HEARTS AND SPARKS: on Valentine’s Day, Ethna McKiernan, Tim Nolan, Margaret Hasse and Michael Dennis Browne read from their books and other love poems they love. Free and open to the public.


December 13, 2012, Thursday, 7- 9 p.m. at ArtStart, 1459 St. Clair, St. Paul, 55105: Leslie Adrienne Miller, Y, Graywolf Press and Tracy Youngblom, Driving to Heaven, Parallel Press. Margaret is emcee.

October 15, 2012, Monday, 7 p.m. at Common Good Books, 28 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul: Saint Paul Almanac celebrates its newest edition with brief readings by some of the writers featured, including Margaret.


October 6, 2012, Saturday, 1 p.m. at Polly’s Coffee Cove, 1383 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul: Saint Paul Almanac celebrates its newest edition with brief readings by some of the writers featured, including Margaret.


September 18, 2012, Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at The University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul: Reading in the Carol Connolly Series from Bringing Gifts, Bringing News, a letterpress book edited and designed by poet George Roberts featuring 5-line poems by poets who made a difference in his writing life. Poets Phebe Hanson, Margaret Hasse, John Minczeski, Jim Moore, Richard Solly, Cary Waterman, Nora Poole, and George Roberts will read.


September 8, 2012, Saturday, 7 – 8 p.m. at Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis: Margaret, along with Ethna McKiernan, will read their essays included in the newly released “Out of the Shadows: Stories of Adoption and Reunion” by Linda Back McKay.


June 14, 2012, TH, 7 p.m. at ArtStart’s ArtGallery: Reading by Richard Broderick, Rain Dance (Parallel Press) and Maryann Corbett, Breath Control (David Robert Books) hosted by Margaret Hasse. A reception follows at 8 p.m. for the poets, their books, and an artist whose work is on display at the Gallery. 1459 Saint Clair Avenue, Saint Paul, 55105, 651-698-2787.


April 12, 2012, TH, 7 p.m. at ArtStart’s ArtGallery: Reading by Philip S. Bryant, Stompin’ at The Grand Terrace: A Jazz Memoir in Verse (Blueroad Press) and Kathryn Kysar, Pretend the World (Holy Cow! Press) hosted by Margaret Hasse. A reception follows at 8 p.m. for the poets, their books, and artist Jes Lee Shimek whose work is on display at the Gallery. 1459 Saint Clair Avenue, Saint Paul, 55105, 651-698-2787.


February 9, 2012, TH, 7 p.m. at ArtStart’s ArtGallery: Reading by Athena Kildegaard, Bodies of Light (Red Dragonfly Press) and a new book of love poems (Nodin Press) and Cary Waterman, Book of Fire (Nodin Press) hosted by Margaret Hasse. A reception followed at 8 p.m. for the poets, their books, and an artist whose work is on display at the Gallery. 1459 Saint Clair Avenue, Saint Paul, 55105, 651-698-2787.


December 8, 2011, TH, 7 p.m. at ArtStart’s ArtGallery: Reading by Ethna McKiernan, Sky Thick with Fireflies (Salmon Poetry) and Jim Moore, Invisible Strings (Graywolf Press) hosted by Margaret Hasse. A reception followed at 8 p.m. for the poets, their books, and artist Uve Hamilton, whose work is on display at the Gallery. 1459 Saint Clair Avenue, Saint Paul, 55105, 651-698-2787.


November 3, 2011, TH, 7 p.m. at The Edge Coffee House: Reading for the 2012 edition of Saint Paul Almanac, with Margaret Hasse, Mary Kay Rummel, Karen Karsten, and others, 2399 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, 651-641-1656.


October 22, 2011, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. at The Loft Literary Center: A publication reading of Bringing Gifts, Bringing News, a letterpress book edited and designed by poet George Roberts featuring 5-line poems by poets who made a difference in his writing life.  Poets Michael Dennis Browne, Margaret Hasse, Roseann Lloyd and others will read their short poems and one other poem by someone who, in turn, has influenced them.


October 13, 2011, TH, 7 p.m. at ArtStart’s ArtGallery: Reading by Ed Bok Lee, Whorled (Coffee House Press) and Bao Phi, Sông I Sing (Coffee House Press), hosted by Margaret Hasse. A reception followed at 8 p.m. for the poets, their books, and artist Thom Lister whose work is on display at the Gallery. 1459 Saint Clair Avenue, Saint Paul, 55105, 651-698-2787.


October 6, 2011, TH, 7 p.m. at Cahoots Coffee Bar: Reading for the 2012 edition of Saint Paul Almanac, with Margaret Hasse, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Greg Watson and others, 1562 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, 651-540-6778.


June 29, 2011, Wednesday evening, 7:30 p.m. at Magers and Quinn, Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis: Margaret read from Milk and Tides, as well as new and older poems, along with Cindy Gregg who read from her newest book of poems, Suddenly Autumn. Both writers read their poems featured on The Writer’s Almanac.


June 12, 2011, Sunday, 6:15 p.m., Gwendolyn's Room, When Writing Meets Art Reading Series, George Roberts, Margaret Hasse, Paul Mattes, and Monika Deinard read from their works, Simply Jane Art Studio, 4801 Nicollet Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 612-354-3961.


May 26, 2011, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Margaret presented at the Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry and Fiction, Saint Cloud State University. The Workshop is a credited English class. William Meissner, Director of Creative Writing at Saint Cloud, <wjmeissner@stcloudstate.edu>, facilitates the workshop.


May 17, 2011, Tuesday evening, 7:30 p.m.: Poetry Book Reading Series in Mac-Groveland, Saint Paul. Poets reading from their latest books and poems: Ray Gonzales (Faith Run) and Patricia Kirkpatrick (Century’s Road) with poet Margaret Hasse as emcee at ArtStart’s ArtScraps Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS. Free. Refreshments, socializing, and book signing at 8:30 after the reading.


January 18, 2011, Tuesday evening, 7:30 p.m.: Poetry Book Reading Series in Mac-Groveland, Saint Paul. Poets reading from their latest books and poems: Matt Mauch (Prayer Book) and Katrina Vandenberg (Atlas) with poet Margaret Hasse as emcee at ArtStart’s ArtScraps Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS. Free. Refreshments, socializing, and book signing at 8:30 after the reading.


November 29, 2010, Monday, 7:30 p.m.: Readings by various local writers, including Margaret, whose work is featured in the 2011 Saint Paul Almanac.  Amore Coffee, 917 Grand Avenue, 651-222-6770, www.amorecoffee.com


November 18, 2010, Thursday, 7 p.m.: Readings by writers whose books have been published by New Rivers Press, at The Loft Literary Center, including authors Candace Black, Richard Broderick, Phil Bryant, Cullen Bailey Burns, Rachel Coyne, Margaret Hasse, Marianne Herrmann, Stephanie N. Johnson, Edward Micus, Tim Nolan, William Reichard, Joyce Sutphen, Susan Steger Welsh. Margaret’s first collection of poems, Stars Above, Stars Below, was a Minnesota Voices winner published by New Rivers Press in 1984.


November 16, 2010, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Poetry Book Reading Series in Mac-Groveland, Saint Paul. Poets reading from their latest books and poems: Sharon Chmielarz (Calling and The Sky Is Great, the Sky Is Blue) and Connie Wanek (On Speaking Terms) with poet Margaret Hasse as emcee at ArtStart’s ArtScraps Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS. Free. Refreshments, socializing, and book signing at 8:30 after the reading.


November 15, 2010, Monday, 7:30 p.m.: Readings by various local writers, including Margaret, whose work is featured in the 2011 Saint Paul Almanac. Common Good Books, 165 Western Avenue N., Saint Paul, 651-225-8989, www.commongoodbooks.com


October 14, 2010, Thursday, 7 p.m.:  Poetry reading by Margaret Hasse and Sharon Chmielarz at Blue Cloud Abbey, near Milbank, South Dakota.


September 21, 2010, Tuesday evening, 7:30 p.m.: Poetry Book Reading Series in Mac-Groveland, Saint Paul. Poets reading from their latest books and poems: Bart Galle (Everything Is True at Once) and Mark Vinz (Long Distance) with poet Margaret Hasse as emcee at ArtStart’s ArtScraps Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS. Free. Refreshments, socializing, and book signing at 8:30 after the reading.


September 8, 2010, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.:  Readings from a new anthology, Low Down and Coming On: A Feast of Delicious and Dangerous Poems about Pigs, edited by Jim Lenfestey who will be joined by Margaret Hasse, Jill Breckenridge, and Thomas R. Smith at Birchbark Books Reading Series at the bookstore and Kenwood Cafe, 2115 West 21st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405. 612-374-4023. Hosted by Michael Kiesow Moore.


July 9, 2010, Friday, 7:30 p.m.:  Poetry reading by Margaret Hasse and Mary Kay Rummel at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, hosted by John Reimringer and Katrina Vandenberg, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, Minnesota, 55432, 763-574-1850. Email: info@banfill-locke.org


June 27, 2010, Sunday, p.m.: Prairie Stories & River Rhymes - Welsh Poetry Festival - Cambria Eisteddfod. Begins with a noon potluck, followed by Celtic music of Amy Kortum, and readings at 2:00 by the finalists in a poetry contest and celebration of local history. Morgan Creek Winery, 23707 478th Ave, New Ulm, MN 56073, (507) 947-3547. www.morgancreekvineyards.com The poetry competition winner wins accolades of the crowd and is seated as the bard on a hand-carved oak chair crafted by Adam Marti––which is given as the trophy to the winning poet. Poets reading are Sharon Chmielarz, Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Christina Flaugher, Angela Foster, and Margaret Hasse.

June 23, 2010, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.: Readings from a new poetry anthology, The Wind Blows, The Ice Breaks: Poems of Loss and Renewal by Minnesota Poets. Micawber's Bookstore, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, (651) 646-5506. Featured readers were Susan Marie Swanson, Margaret Hasse, Richard Solly, Marilyn Benson, and Jim Cihlar.


June 3, 2010, Thursday, 10:30-12 am: Presentation by Margaret Hasse on Writing and Memory at the Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry and Fiction, Saint Cloud State University. The Workshop is a 2-semester credit English class that runs June 1 - 4.  The workshop is facilitated by Bill Meissner, Director of Creative Writing at Saint Cloud, and includes presentations by Marya Hornbacher, Alexs Pate, Susan Power, and Shannon Olson.  For more information, contact the SCSU Registration Help Line: 320-308-3936.


May 18, 2010, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 pm:  Poetry Book Reading Series. Poets reading from their chapbooks, with a special presentation on the history of this chapbooks by Eric Lorberer, Editor, Rain Taxi Review of Books. Jim Rogers (Sundogs, Parallel Press) and Donna Isaac (Tommy, Red Dragonfly Press.) ArtStart Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS. Free. Refreshments, socializing, and book signing at 8:30 following the reading.

May 11, 2010, Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 am: Poetry Reading and Discussion with members of The St. Paul Chapter of the American Association of University   Women   (AAUW), 990 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul.

May 9, 2010, Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm:  Workshop at the Loft, “Remember and Write about Mothers on Mother’s Day” with Margaret Hasse, teaching artist. Tess Gallagher writes in her poem “Each Bird Walking”: “On our lips that morning, the tart juice / of the mothers, so strong in remembrance . . .” On our lips, in our notebooks, and yet to emerge from our pens are strong poems and other pieces of writing about our mothers or other women who mothered us. Participate in this Mother’s Day workshop with poet Margaret Hasse to receive encouragement to dig into your store of memories in order to create on the spot—and share if you wish—writing that invokes your own mother. To register, contact The Loft Literary Center.


May 7, 2010, Friday, 4:00-6:00 pm: "An Afternoon of Tea," a fundraiser for HOPE Adoption & Family Services at the Lowell Inn in Stillwater. There were refreshments, a style show and reading of poems by adoptive mother and author Margaret Hasse.


April 30, 2010, Friday, April 30, 7:30 - 9:30 pm:  Inaugural Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, with poets, including Margaret Hasse, taking the stage to read just one new poem each, Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 


April 26, 2010, Monday, 9:15-10:30 am: To celebrate April is Poetry Month, Margaret reads her poetry and discusses her life and love of poetry at The Women’ Roundtable, Saint Paul Jewish Community Center. Cost is $2/program and continental breakfast. 1375 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116. Non-members welcome.  Call 651-255-4735 to let Beth Friend, Adult Program Coordinator, to reserve a spot or if they have any questions.www.stpauljcc.org.


April 24, 2010, Saturday, 7 pm: Norita Dittberner-Jax and Margaret Hasse, Spirit Lake Poetry Series, Somers Lounge, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota.


April 22, 2010, Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm:  Writers' Book Club Reading featuring, among others, Margaret Hasse, Susan Marie Swanson, Cary Waterman, and Jill Breckenridge (who founded this book club 25 years ago.) Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue S., Edina.  952-847-5900.


April 8, 2010, Thursday, 10:30-11:15  – The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference & Bookfair, Denver.  Shameless Book Promotion: Presentation by Squad 365:  Todd Boss (Yellowrocket, W.W. Norton & Co., 2008), playwright, novelist and poet Marisha Chamberlain (The Rose Variations, SoHo Press, 2009), Margaret Hasse (Milk and Tides, Nodin Press, 2008), and John Spayde (How to Believe: Teachers and Seekers Show the Way to a Modern, Life-Changing Faith, Random House, 2008).


March 23, 2010, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 pm:  Poetry Book Reading Series.  Poets reading from their newest books and poems:  Kathleen Jesme (The Plum-Stone Game–Ahsahta Press and Dobby Gibson (Skirmish-Graywolf Press) introduced by Margaret Hasse. ArtStart Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS. Free. Refreshments, socializing, and book signing at 8:30 following the reading.


February 10, 2010, Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 pm:  Birchbark Books Reading Series presents Wendy Brown-Báez, Margaret Hasse, and Carter Meland, hosted by Poetry Book Reading Series. 2115 West 21st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405 (612) 374-4023 http://birchbarkbooks.com/Directions


January 12, 2010, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 pm: Poetry Book Reading Series. Poets reading from their newest books and poems: Carol Connolly (All This and More–Nodin Press) and Deborah Keenan (Willow Room, Green Door: New and Selected Poems, Milkweed Press) introduced by Margaret Hasse. ArtStart Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS.


November 21, 2009, Saturday, 10 am-3 pm: Writing Your Family Stories: A National Adoption Month Special, workshop at The Loft Literary Center, with Linda Back McKay, Kate St. Vincent Vogl, and Margaret Hasse. For more information, contact www.loft.org


November 14, 2009, Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm:  Margaret was a guest speaker at the Literary Theory and Practice class of Gayle Gaskill, St, Catherine University.

November 12, 2009, Thursday, 7:30-8:30 pm:  Poetry Book Reading Series. Poets reading from their newest books and poems:  John Minczeski (A Letter to Serafin–The University of Akron Press) and Greg Watson (The Distance Between Two Hands–March Street Press) introduced by Margaret Hasse. ArtStart Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS.

October 27-December 8, 2009, 7:30-9:30 pm, six Tuesdays: “Take the Poetry Plunge,” a class at The Loft Literary Center for beginning writers. For more information contact www.loft.org.


October 22, 2009, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm: Writing workshop open to anyone over 16 who has been touched by adoption, Children’s Home Society and Family Services. Facilitators: Kate St. Vincent Vogl, Linda Back McKay, and Margaret Hasse. For more information, contact Annie Matzke, amatzke@chsfs.org

October 19, 2009, Monday, 7:30-8:45 pm:  2010 Saint Paul Almanac: Reading by seven writers featured in the newest volume of this annual publication, including Margaret Hasse, Louis DiSanto, and Patricia Kirkpatrick at Cahoots, 1562 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul.

September 30, 2009, Wednesday - October 2, Friday:  Margaret was part of the Visiting Writers Festival at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.

September 15, 2009, Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 pm:  ArtStart Poetry Book Reading Series. Poets reading from their newest books and new poems:  Jill Breckenridge (The Gravity of Flesh—Nodin Press) and Sun Yung Shin (Skirt Full of Black—Coffee House Press and Palm Up, Palm Down—work-in-progress) introduced by Margaret Hasse. ArtStart Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS.


September 11, 2009, Friday, 7 pm: Publication Reading, Beloved on the Earth:  150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, an anthology from Holy Cow! Press in which Margaret's poem, "A Breeze Bends the Grasses," is reprinted. Performance Auditorium in the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis.


August 22, 2009, Saturday: Margaret was at the Loft Education Fall Open House, speaking about the classes she’ll teach there this fall. Her remarks were at 11:45 am -12:00, followed by time to visit informally.

July 8, Wednesday, 9 -10:30 am: Margaret lead a discussion of Milk and Tides at a Book Club, open to the public. Sister Wolf Books, 20471 Highway 226 Park Rapids MN 56470, 218-732-7565, www.sisterwolfbooks.com 


June 3, 2009, Wednesday, 2:30 - 4:45 pm: Presentation by Margaret Hasse at the Mississippi Creative Writing Workshop, Saint Cloud State University.


May 10, Sunday, 2- 5 pm:  Workshop at the Loft, “Remember and Write about Mothers on Mother’s Day” with Margaret Hasse, teaching artist. Tess Gallagher writes in her poem “Each Bird Walking”: “On our lips that morning, the tart juice / of the mothers, so strong in remembrance . . .” On our lips, in our notebooks, and yet to emerge from our pens are strong poems and other pieces of writing about our mothers or other women who mothered us. Participate in this Mother’s Day workshop with poet Margaret Hasse to receive encouragement to dig into your store of memories in order to create on the spot—and share if you wish—writing that invokes your own mother.


May 3, Sunday, 1:00 -1:15 pm:  Margaret appeared on Good Enough Moms, a radio show on KSTP - FM107.1, during the first segment, in part to discuss a workshop, "remember and Write about Your Mother on Mother's Day," that will take place on Mother's Day at the Loft Literary Center.


April 25, 2009, Saturday, 6:30 - 10 pm:  Gala for the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Saint Paul.  Margaret will join other Book Award Finalists. For more information: http://www.thefriends.org/mnbookawards_index.html


April 24, Friday, 6 - 8 pm: Raking Through Books celebrated Minnesota Book Awards Nominees at Kieran’s Irish Pub.  Readings and discussion of publishing. Margaret Hasse and Norton Stillman from Nodin Press,  Tim Nolan from New Rivers Press, Kao Kalia Yang and Chris Fischbach from Coffee House Press, and others.

Kieran’s located at 330 2nd Avenue South in Minneapolis. Cosponsored by the Loft, Secrets of the City, U of M Bookstores, Kieran’s, and KFAI


April 14, Tuesday, 7 - 8 pm: Writers in Conversation, Mary O’Malley, of Galway, Ireland, winner of the 2008 O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award presented by the University of St Thomas, and Margaret Hasse, conversed on the topic of  “Going Away, Coming Home:  Poetry and Displacement,” and read a few poems, Hamline Branch Library, 1558 West Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104 651-642-0293. Moderated by Jim Rogers.


April 7, Tuesday, 12 noon - 1:00 pm:  Reading by Four Finalists for the 2009 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry to Celebrate April is Poetry Month. Todd Boss, Heid E. Erdrich, Margaret Hasse, and Tim Nolan. Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Midwest Plaza, 801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402 612-371-4443. 

April 2, Thursday, 7 pm:  Reading by Four Finalists for the 2009 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry to Celebrate April is Poetry Month – Todd Boss, Heid E. Erdrich, Margaret Hasse, and Tim Nolan – Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Har Mar Mall, 100 N. Snelling Avenue Roseville, MN 55113, 651-639-9256.


April 1,  Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm:  Readers' Choice Event, presented with the Loft Literary Center and the Pioneer Press at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis.  Margaret and other finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards each presented their book to the audience to tell the audience why they should vote for that book.


March 1, 2009, Sunday – Narratives of Love Gone Right and Wrong.  Marisha Chamberlain, author of The Rose Variations (novel, Soho Press) and Margaret Hasse, author of Milk and Tides (poetry, Nodin Press) read from their new books.  Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 - 612-822-4611.


February 28, 2009, Saturday  – Margaret Hasse was a guest speaker Gayle Gaskill’s English literature class, College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul. Among the poems that were read and discussed was her poem, “In a Sheep’s Eye, Darling.” 


February 11-13, 2009, Wednesday - Saturday – The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference & Bookfair, Chicago.  On Friday,  Margaret Hasse (Milk and Tides, Nodin Press, 2008), participated in a panel on career advancement with poet Todd Boss (Yellowrocket, W.W. Norton & Co., 2008), playwright, novelist and poet Marisha Chamberlain (The Rose Variations, SoHo Press, 2009), and John Spayde (How to Believe: Teachers and Seekers Show the Way to a Modern, Life-Changing Faith, Random House, 2008).


February 10, 2009, Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 PM – Literary Love Fest, Kieran’s Irish Pub, 330 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN – Margaret Hasse and other writers were part of a reading of love stories, poems, letters, quips, gripes. This happy hour book club is cosponsored by The Loft, the Rake magazine, Kieran’s Irish Pub, University of Minnesota Bookstores, and KFAI Radio.


February 7, 2009, Saturday, 4:00 PM -  Love Poems in a Flower Shop.  Poet Margaret Hasse read from her latest book, Milk and Tides, a 2009 Minnesota Book Award Finalist in Poetry, at Gardenhouse on Maryland, 905 East Maryland Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55106,  612-868-2973.  Sponsored by the East Side Arts Council. 


February 5, 2009, Thursday, 7 - 10 PM, Margaret read a poem as part of a fundraiser, "An Affair of the Arts," for ArtStart and Saint Paul Civic Symphony, Musser Cortile of the Landmark Center. Live music, wines, cheeses and chocolates, silent and live auctions, entertainment.  For information about tickets and costs, contact Cindy@artstart.org.


January 13, 2009, Tuesday, 7:30 - ArtStart Poetry Book Reading Series. Poets William Reichard and Joyce Sutphen read from their newest books, introduced by Margaret Hasse. ArtStart Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105.


January 11, 2009, Sunday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM - "Motherhood Through Adoption,” Poetry Reading by Margaret Hasse and Open Mic at True Colors/Amazon Bookstore, 4755 Chicago Avenue S., Minneapolis.


December 16, 2008, 7:30 PM – Holiday reading, signing, and sales by writers with new books: Todd Boss, Sharon Chmierlarz, Heid Erdrich, Margaret Hasse, John Minczeski, Kimberly Nightingale (2009 Saint Paul Almanac), and Tim Nolan.  Intermedia Arts presents this event, hosted by Carol Connolly. At the Commodore, 70 Western Avenue North, just off Summit Avenue in Saint Paul, once home to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis.


November 22, 2008, 3:30-4:30 PM – Margaret Hasse was a guest speaker Gayle Gaskill’s literature class, College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul. Among the poems read and discussed is her poem, “In a Sheep’s Eye, Darling.”


November 17, 2008, Monday, 7:30 – 8:30 PM – Writers featured in the 2009 Saint Paul Almanac publication, including Margaret Hasse, read at Nina’s Café, Common Good Books, 165 Western Avenue N., Saint Paul. 651-292-9816.  The other featured readers were Cynthia Davidson-Bend, Jim McKenzie, Paul and Linda Bartlett, Phebe Hanson and Charles Locke.


November 11, 2008, 7:30: ArtStart Poetry Book Reading Series. Poets Todd Boss and Tim Nolan read from their  new books, introduced by Margaret Hasse. ArtStart Gallery, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. 651-698-ARTS.


November 10, 2008, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Writers featured in the 2009 Saint Paul Almanac publication, including Margaret Hasse, read at the Golden Thyme Coffee Café, 971 Selby Avenue (corner of Selby and Milton), Saint Paul. 651-645-1340. The other featured readers were Authur McWatt, Michelle Myers Berg, Ken Tilssen, and Mahmoud El-Kati.


November 6, 2008 – Margaret Hasse read from her newest collection of poems, MILK AND TIDES, a book Dave Wood, former book review editor, Star Tribune, refers to as “about real stuff that hits close to home.” At Micawber's Bookstore, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, (651) 646-5506.


October 11, 2008  – Twin Cities Book Festival – 8th Annual, Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Margaret Hasse moderated a panel called “Don't Quit Your Day Job: Juggling Literature and Life.” For more information about the Book Festival, visit www.raintaxi.com


September 27, 2008 - Margaret Hasse and two other writers, Birdie Johnson and Rachel Rustad, read from their books, offering writing and publication tips, and doing book signing.. Three Crows on The River, 225 River Street N., Delano, Minnesota. Renata Ritter, host.


September 27, 2008 – Saint Paul Almanac book release and fundraiser party, Black Dog Café & Wine Bar, 4th & Broadway, Lowertown, Saint Paul. Margaret read one of her poems in the Almanac.  For more information, visit: http://www.saintpaulalmanac.com/


September 25, 2008 – Margaret Hasse and Pamela Carter Joern were interviewed during a segment of the Write On Radio show on 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul and live on the web at www.kfai.org. Shows are archived for two weeks on line.


September 20, 2008 – A festive reading, with refreshments and book-signing, co-sponsored by The Loft Literary Center and Nodin Press, at the Target Hall, Open Book, Minneapolis. Roseann Lloyd made the introduction.  Friends and family members joined Margaret in reading poems from her new book.


August 30, 2008 – Readings and book sale with other poets featured in County Lines, an anthology of poems from each of Minnesota's counties, at the Minnesota State Fair, at the Sesquicentennial's "Big Tent."


August 23, 2008 – Book Signing and Reading at Northwoods Art & Book Festival, Hackensack, Minnesota.


August 3-9, 2008 – Residency at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, “Believing in Writing:  Poetry, Prose and Prayer” workshop with Michael Dennis Browne.

June 21, 2008, Saturday – Poetry, Berries and Wine at ArtStart, 1459 St. Clair Avenue, Saint Paul, MN. The reading sampled the poets and their books upcoming in ArtStart's 2008 Poets and Artists Series with Roseann Lloyd, Todd Boss, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Tim Nolan, Margaret Hasse, Jill Breckenridge, Sun Yung Shin, Sharon Chmielarz, William Reichard, and Heid Erdrich. Community members and neighbors were invited to share a poem as part of the "open mike" feature of the evening. 

June 5, 2008, 11:30am – Thursday – Guest Speaker at Bill Meissner’s Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry and Fiction, Saint Cloud State University.


May 7, 2008, 7pm – Three poets “converse in verse” at Nina’s Café, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Poets Lightsey Darst, Margaret Hasse, and Richard Solly read round-robin style at Nina’s Café, above Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books in St. Paul (corner of Selby and Western) at 7pm on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. The reading is part of the Nina’s Café “Verse and Converse” Series curated by Todd Boss, and has the support of Common Good Books. 

 

News & Events

Listen to Garrison Keillor reading Margaret’s poems on The Writer’s Almanac–“Cross” on August 31, 2016, (the link is here), “Norwegian Grandmother’s Song” on September 4, 2016 ( the link is here), from her book Earth’s Appetite from her book, and “Evergreen Cemetery” on December 12, 2016 (here), from her book Between Us.

Between Us, Margaret’s new poetry collection, is available now!

Red Bird Chapbooks has just released a limited edition anthology called A Little Book of Abundance: poems for thanksgiving throughout the year, edited by Margaret Hasse, with poetry from her writers’ workshop.

Sister Black Press, which offers a subscription of letterpress prints of poems released quarterly, created this card for the launch of Between Us. www.sisterblackpress.com

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