April 19, 2018

Poetry on the Wall 2015 Winners Announced

Krista Soukup, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Susan Smith-Grier, Laura Hansen, Donna Salli.  Not Pictured, Kathleen Krueger

Project Director Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Poetry Judge Norita Dittberner-Jax, Susan Smith-Grier, Laura Hansen and Donna Salli

 The Crossing Arts Alliance  “Poetry on the Wall 2015”  event was celebrated with a reception, poetry reading and announcement of the winners at  the Franklin Arts Center on February 21. The event featured an exhibit of 52 poems with regional poets reading their selected work.



Norita Dittberner-Jax and Donna Salli

Poetry Judge Norita Dittberner-Jax and Poetry winner Donna Salli

Donna Salli, Brainerd, was awarded first place for her poem “Flames”.   Second place went to a poem by Laura Hansen, Little Falls, entitled “Munitions”.  The third place poem, “Come Weep With Me”, was awarded to Kathleen Krueger of Brainerd and to conclude the reception, the People’s Choice award went to Susan Smith-Grier, Emily, for her poem “Don’t Touch My Hair.”     

Seven additional poets were recognized as finalists, including David Anderson, Charmaine Donovan, Cheryl Koll, John Erickson, Patricia Nelson, Sue Ready, and Doris Stengel.

The poems remain on exhibit at The Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery, 1001 Kingwood Street room #114, Brainerd through March 6. 

Poetry judge was Norita Dittberner-Jax. The project, under the artistic direction of Krista Rolfzen Soukup of Blue Cottage Agency and Lisa Jordan, Executive Director of The Crossing Arts Alliance, was made possible through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council. 




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