Poetry in the Yurt
Join us for poetry in the round, feature Duluth Poet Laureate Ellie Schoenfeld, former Duluth Poet Laureate Deborah Cooper, and home from Alaska, poet Tricia Elliot. Her work was recently featured by renowned author, Elizabeth Gilbert.
When: Monday, July 16, from 7-8 p.m.
Where: Hartley Nature Center Yurt
Light refreshments will be served.
Ellie Schoenfeld is a poet from Duluth who has been active in community poetry for many years. She has one individual collection of work in print, “The Dark Honey: New & Used Poems” (Clover Valley Press, 2009) and is the 2016-2018 Duluth Poet Laureate. She loves the yurt and the Connie Wanek Wildflower Trail at Hartley!
Deborah Cooper is the author of six volumes of poetry, most recently ‘Blue Window ‘ published by Clover Valley Press in 2017. She has taught poetry classes at the County Jail and conducted writing circles with homeless individuals in her community. Deborah was the 2012-2014 Duluth Poet Laureate.
Tricia Elliot is a Duluth native who now lives in a yurt in Alaska with her husband, two girls (ages 7 and 9), and two dogs. Her background includes physician and mystic, teacher and perpetual student, wilderness enthusiast, and advocate of human nature. Her work has been featured intheselkie.co.uk, marywalker.co.nz, and the anthology Song of Ourself: Voices in Unison (published by Dragoli Indie Press, 2018). Tricia posts her poems at bearbones.blog