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Minnesota's New Poet Laureate!

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 13, 2021

Congratulations to Gwen Westerman, last week named Minnesota’s Poet Laureate! 
Today we feature her book “Follow the Blackbird” from 2013. A short description of this book reads: “An intricate balance between the singularity of personal experience and the unity of collective longing, Follow the Blackbirds speaks to the affection and appreciation a contemporary poet feels for her family, community, and environment.”