• Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

  • Optional Outside Readers:
    Poetry

    James Cihlar     cihla002@umn.edu
    James Cihlar is the author of the poetry books Rancho Nostalgia (Dream Horse Press, 2013), Undoing (Little Pear Press, 2008), and chapbook Metaphysical Bailout (Pudding House Press, 2010). His writing appears in American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Lambda Literary Review, Smartish Pace, Court Green, Mary, and Forklift, Ohio. He teaches at the University of Minnesota. 

    Georgia Greeley    GAG2JHG@aol.com
    Georgia Greeley is an artist and writer who works within each discipline individually but is also passionate about joining word and image to make something new. She writes both poetry and prose but most often, in her artist books and broadsides, works with poetry. Her collection of poetry, Soundings, was published by the Laurel Poetry Collective.

    Margaret Hasse    mmhasse@att.net
    Hasse is the author of three collections of poetry, including Milk and Tides(Nodin Press), a finalist for the 2009 Minnesota Books Award in Poetry, In A Sheep’s Eye,Darling(Milkweed Editions), and Stars Above, Stars Below(New Rivers Press). She’s a recipient of an NEA Fellowship, two Loft-McKnight Awards, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant.

    Deborah Keenan

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    Roseann Lloyd     roseannlloyd@hotmail.com
    Roseann Lloyd has published eight books including three collections of poetry, one anthology, and one book on writing. She has worked on poetry manuscripts as a reader, consultant, and editor, including with Hamline’s MALS and MFA students. Please visit her website for more  information:  roseannlloyd.com.

    Jim Moore
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    Gar Patterson    Gar.Patterson@metrostate.edu 
    A veteran of the slam-poetry scene, G.E. Patterson was a featured poet-performer in New York’s Panasonic Village Jazz Fest and is the author of two poetry collections, Tug (Graywolf Press), and To And From (Ahsahta Press).

    Juliet Patterson
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    William Reichard
        pasttense@comcast.net
    William Reichard is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently,This Brightness,(Mid-List Press, 2007). His next collection, Sin Eater, is forthcoming from Mid-List Press in 2010. 

    Sharon Chmielarz     schmielarz@aol.com
    Sharon Chmielarz has published five collections of poetry, including most recently The Rhubarb King (2007) and The Other Mozart (2001), a biography in various poetic forms of Nannerl Mozart, the musical prodigy eclipsed by her younger brother. She has been a finalist in the  National Poetry Series, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times.

    Su Smallen    susmallen@gmail.com
    Su Smallen teaches poetry, mixed genre, and book arts in Graduate Liberal Studies at Hamline, and writing at St. Olaf College. Su is an editor, choreographer, dancer, a member of the Laurel Poetry Collective, and the author of Buddha, Proof and Weight of Light.

    Katrina Vandenberg
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