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Elizabeth Weir - High On Table Mountain w/ Stanley Kusunoki

Elizabeth Weir grew up in England and trained as a nurse in London. In the Twin cities, she wrote for local newspapers, reviewed Twin Cities’ theater for and served on her city council. Her book of accessible poetry, High on Table Mountain, was published by North Star Press of St. Cloud. She received four Jerome/Writer-to-Writer Awards, and her work has been published in many journals, including Water~Stone Review, The Kerf, Comstock Review, and Holy Cow! Press anthologies. High on Table Mountain was a nominee for the 2017 Midwest Book Awards. 

Stanley Kusunoki is a poet, teacher and quasi-musician. He has two collections of poetry: 180 DAYS, REFLECTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS OF A TEACHER, and ITEMS IN THE NEWS, both published by North Star Press of St. Cloud. He was the recipient of a MN State Arts Board "Cultural Collaborations" Grants to write, produce and perform "Berengia, the Land Bridge Project" with performance poet Jamison Mahto. He has taught creative writing to young people through The LOFT SummerCamps for Children, S.A.S.E, The Write Place, The Perpich Center for the Arts, and the S.T.E.E.L. Summer camps sponsored by Shakopee Public Schools. Kusunoki also hosts the Bridges Reading Series the third Thursday of the month at Blue Harbor Center for the Arts in St. Paul. Kusunoki is currently the High Potential Coordinator at Red Oak Elementary School in Shakopee. He lives in St. Paul with his wife Claudia Hampston Daly.