Between the Stations

By Benj Vardigan ● 2022

Between the Stations The presets are nonsense, directions to nowhere. Coaxing the dial across the notches we nuance, tune our ears to any clear scrap in the static.   On

Salvation of Bread

By Diane Jarvenpa ● 2022

Salvation of Bread   Every time sorrow is a rock to the skull   I chant up a stove it’s belly all fire bloom    as I beg any ancestor


By Meckenna Holman ● 2022

CONTENT WARNING: Implications of domestic violence   The bone had healed wrong, or so the doctor said. I’d squinted real hard at the x-ray and couldn’t see what he saw.

Interlude with Cadaver Seeking Dogs

By Isadora Gruye ● 2022

There was a villa in southern France where a billionaire went missing. He just disappeared one summer evening while out for a walk. His private jet missed him terribly. His


By C.M. Finch ● 2022

Charlie’s enthusiasm was infectious as he showed me around his living space.  My living space now, I supposed, as room had been made for me here.  The entryway was bright

Gifts of the Superior Hiking Trail – The Dragonfly

By Mikkel Beckmen ● 2022

“Flora or Fauna, we are all shapeshifters and magical re-inventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves.” – Diane Ackerman   Mid-way along my thru hike of the

School of big and small

By Didi Koka ● 2022

It has been an occasional evening routine to watch a nature program.  It is a nod to the bigness of world and a balm to how little seems to get

Isaac’s Blessing Bags

By Tanaǧidaŋ To Wiŋ ● 2022

When we left our quiet townhome in Inver Grove Heights to move to our first home on the Eastside, as a mother of two young men I was extremely nervous.

Storytelling Contest


Theme: environmental (in)justice in Mni Sóta Maḳoce (Minnesota). Accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and audio & visual formats. Deadline: April 1, 2022

Break Through Writing Contest


Creative interpretations of the theme "break through" in 3 different genres: Flash fiction, flash creative nonfiction (CNF), and poetry.

You’re Invited to the Party! – Saint Paul Almanac’s Launch of the Carol Connolly Initiative for Almanac Poets and Writers


Come celebrate and honor the legacy of Carol Connolly, St. Paul’s first Poet Laureate. Join Saint Paul Almanac at the University Club of Saint Paul to launch the Carol Connolly Initiative for

Carol Connolly Initiative for Almanac Poets and Writers


“Somewhere in this city, someone is working on a poem full of hope and resolve…” — ”Poem for the State of the City, April 21, 2009” by Carol Connolly