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Margaret Hasse

Margaret Hasse - photo by David Grothe

Margaret Hasse has published five books of poems: Stars Above, Stars Below (1985); In a Sheep’s Eye, Darling (1993); Milk and Tides (2008); Earth’s Appetite (2013); and most recently, Between Us (2016). Her honors and awards include the Minnesota Voices prize of New Rivers Press, the Lakes and Prairies competition of Milkweed Editions, and the poetry award of Minnesota Independent Publishing Association. Margaret has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, and The McKnight Foundation through The Loft Literary Center. She lives in Minnesota as a “citizen poet” — an indefatigable supporter of other poets, the literary culture, and efforts to enrich people and communities through the arts. Poet Ethna McKiernan writes that “Margaret Hasse’s unique voice — or maybe it’s vision or interpretation of the world — has a generosity to it, an expansiveness of gaze that doesn’t skip over the sorrow and rawness of the world, but works to integrate them and retain balance and joy.”

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