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UW-Superior Student's Poem Published in Anthology

Posted on Nov 10, 2011

UW-Superior sophomore Jasmine Baumgart's poem "The Naked Thing" has been included in the newly released Migrations: Poetry and Prose for Life's Transitions, an anthology compiled by Duluth Poet Laureate Sheila Packa and published by Wildwood Press.

Baumgart, who is studying English Education, Spanish, and Writing at UW-Superior, and who works in the UW-Superior Writing Center, says her poem was inspired by two of her classes at UW-Superior last year: Feminist Theory, taught by Dianna Hunter, and Writer's Craft: Poetry, taught by Barton Sutter.

"Feminist Theory opened up an entirely new creative monster in me. I was so empowered," Baumgart says. "Then I heard about the St. David's Day poetry reading from Barton Sutter. I was so enamored with him and with feminist theory that I wanted to write something great to read at St. David's Day."

Baumgart read her poem publicly for the first time at the St. David's Day reading on February 24 at Teatro Zuccone in Duluth. It was following this reading that Sheila Packa invited Baumgart to submit her work for the Migrations anthology.

Baumgart will be reading her work at the Migrations release reading this Saturday, November 12, 3:00-5:00 p.m., at the Phantom Gallery, 1112 Tower Avenue, Superior.

Also reading at the event are UW-Superior Assistant Professors Julie Gard and Yvonne Rutford, whose works also appear in the Migrations anthology.

News Contact: Yvonne Rutford | 715-394-8387 | yrutford{atuws}
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