Poets Su Smallen and Athena Kildegaard read from their work
05/22/2012 7:00 pm
Two of the nominees for the 2012 Minnesota Book Award for poetry visit Common Good Books to share their work.
Su Smallen is the author of Weight of Light (Laurel Poetry Collective),nominated for thePushcart Press Editor’s Book Award, and Buddha, Proof
(Broadcraft Press) a Minnesota Book Award 2012 finalist. Other awards
include the Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize. Su’s poems and essays appear in
many journals, anthologies, and chapbooks, notably Midway Journal, Water~Stone Review, Collecting Life, and Bodies of Evidence.
Athena Kildegaard is the author of three books of poetry, Rare Momentum, Bodies of Light (a Minnesota Book Award finalist), and Cloves & Honey. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Cream City Review, Malahat Review, Tar River Poetry, Mid-American Review, Faultline,
and in several anthologies. She is the recipient of the LRAC/McKnight
Fellowship and grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and the
Minnesota State Arts Board. Kildegaard teaches at the University of