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


Latest News


September 12, Sunday, 2:00 PM: Literary Bridges, a new series made from a merger between Literary Lights and Bridges, will hold its inaugural program at Next Chapter Bookstore, 38 S. Snelling Ave., with Anthony Ceballlos, Michael Dean, Isadora Gruye, Margaret Hasse, Carolyn Holbrook, Hawana Sullivan Janzen, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Janna Knittel, Jeanne Lutz, Carol Masters, Ardie Medina, David Mura, Rosie Peters, Lia Rivamonte, and Mary Jo Thompson.


Shelter, a new collaborative book with poems by Margaret Hasse and paintings by Sharon DeMark offers words and images of places of safety and comfort. Poetry and art are pleasures in all times but are particularly meaningful in a perilous passage, such as now. Available on Itasca Books or Amazon or your favorite bookstore.


Read the article about Margaret and Sharon and their new book Shelter in the Highland Villager here.


Watch the virtual Launch Event for Shelter sponsored by SubText Books. Watch Hasse and DeMark at the launch that was held on October 6 2020. with reading, conversation, and audience Q&A here.


Margaret's poem “Belongings” appeared on The Writers Almanac on Monday, Oct 26: here


Margaret's poem “What the Window Washers Did” appeared on The Writers Almanac on Saturday, October 24th. here












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