The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Minnesota's New Poet Laureate!
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.”