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Amethyst and Agate

Poems of Lake Superior

Jim Perlman (Editor), Deborah Cooper (Editor), Mara Hart (Editor)


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Seventy poems by contemporary poets such as Heid E. Erdrich, Kimberly Blaeser, James Armstrong, and Sara Thomsen, et al. who live near and/or have been inspired by Lake Superior. A gallery of full color images of Lake Superior adds to this unique presentation of culturally rich writings.

From The Great Lake by Linda Glaser:

Feel how this shining world
magnifies the sky
the quiet
the wild

Jim Perlman, Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart, and Pamela Middlefehldt live in Duluth, Minnesota.

Holy Cow Press, 9780986448010, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

About the Author

JIM PERLMAN and his family moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1988, where he co-founded the Spirit Lake Poetry series, and helped establish the Duluth poet laureate project in 2005. With co-editors Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart, and Pamela Mittlefehldt, Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief & Gratitude was published in 2009; The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home was published in 2013. DEBORAH COOPER is the author of five volumes of poetry and has had her work published in numerous journals and anthologies. She facilitates poetry groups at the St. Louis County Jail and was the 2012-2014 Duluth Poet Laureate. MARA HART has been an editor of three periodicals and three anthologies. A former librarian and teacher, she now is a writer, mentor and editor. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota with two cats and many books. PAMELA MITTLEFEHLDT is a poet, writer, editor, and fiddler. The focus of her work is on the power of story to transform our lives as individuals and as communities. She is currently working on a cross-genre project on food, justice, place, and spirit.