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Patricia Barone & Roseann Lloyd


Patricia Barone’s latest book, Your Funny, Funny Face, Blue Light Press, is her fourth book, third collection of poetry. A previous collection, The Scent of Water is from the same press. New Rivers Press published her first book of poetry, Handmade Paper, and a novella, The Wind. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in anthologies such as Bless Me Father, by Plume/Penguin, and Inspired by Tagore, Birmingham, England, as well as others from Peter Lang, Prentice Merrill, and Wising Up Press. Periodicals include The American Poetry Journal, The Shop (Ireland), Great River Review, Pleiades, Commonweal, The Seattle Review, Visions International, and the Widener Review. She has received a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction in poetry, a Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Award for a short story, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant for a workshop with the Irish poet Eavan Boland.

Roseann Lloyd has published four collections of her own poetry, including War Baby Express (Winner of the 1997 Minnesota Book Award), and The Boy Who Slept Under the Stars: a Memoir in Poetry.  She'll read new poems about family separation at the border as well as poems from Because of the Light, life in Guatemala.  She'll donate sales from books to the ACLU.

Earlier Event: February 4
Music & Poetry w/ Wendy, Adina, and Jasper
Later Event: February 9
Operation Clusterpuck