Academic Articles
"Jane Hirshfield," Scribner's American Writers Series, 2012

“Gene Stratton-Porter,” Scribner’s American Writers Series, 2010

“John James Audubon,” Scribner’s American Writers Series, 2006

“Lyric Poetry 1820-1870,” Twayne’s American History Through Literature, 2005

“Carol Bly,” Scribner’s American Writers Series, 2006

“Witter Bynner,” Scribner’s American Writers Series, 2006

Prose in Anthologies and Journals
Christmas in Minnesota, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005

North Writers II , University of Minnesota Press, 1998

Townships, University of Iowa Press, 1992

Poetry in Anthologies
Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, Holy Cow! Press, 2009

To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days to the Present, New Rivers Press, 2006

Selected Bibliography

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Essays & Articles in Magazines

“Lessons from a 2,500 Mile Bike Trip,” Northwoods Woman, Spring 2013

“The Widow Steps Out” (essay), Northwoods Woman, January 2009 (“Friday Night Fever”)

“Lineage” (essay), Releasing Times, Issue # 12, July 2007 (“At the Door”)

“The Marriage Bed” (essay), The Sun, August 2006

“Profile: Poison Ivy,” Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, July-August 2004

“Write the Stories That Are Hard to Tell,” Personal Journaling Magazine, February 2003

“North America’s Only Native Grain,” Old Farmer’s Almanac, 2003

“Writing at 60,” Writer’s Digest Magazine, October 2000

“Sugartime.” Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1999

“Nature’s Revenge: Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac.” Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1998

Selected Works

Arranged chronologically, these disparate poems are connected by the common thread of universal themes and reflect Minnesota’s diversity of women’s voices.
"We turn to poems for solace, wisdom, comfort, joy.... "
New Nonfiction
A creative nonfiction narrative about the nature of water in motion and the transformative influence of rivers in our lives, based on a trip down the Mississippi River.
"Words and images gleaned from ... the heart of the poet...."
--Helen Bonner
Transform your personal history into a compelling and meaningful narrative.
The hidden pleasures of making maple syrup with a primer for the novice sugarer.
Graceful meditations dotted with humor, complemented by the delicate art of Californian Barbara Van Arnam.
Natural History
“A true appreciation of wild rice....”
--Minneapolis Star Tribune

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