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Northfield Poet Laureate: Media

The Northfield Poet Laureate is sponsored by the City of Northfield and funded by the Northfield Public Library and the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), in partnership with the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission.

Northfield Poetry in the News

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Northfield News. "Wanted: poetry that describes, celebrates iconic Northfield places" (March 8, 2023).

Northfield News. “Neighbors celebrate crabapple blossoms with poems and fellowship” (May 24, 2022). About the annual crabapple blossom haiku festival organized by Margit Johnson on Union Street.

KYMN. “ArtZany: Poets Becky Boling, D.E. Green, and Steve McCown—NPL Poets” (May 27, 2022). 

Carleton News. “Current and former Carleton professors premiere new choral works in Finland” (April 29, 2022). About the collaboration between poet Rob Hardy and composer Alex Freeman.

Northfield News. "Northfield's Green and McCown win again in poetry and illustration contest" (February 15, 2022)

Northfield News. "Five Northfield poets' poems published in national literary magazine" (June 22, 2020)

Northfield News. "Sidewalk Poetry Capstone event a night of poetry, music on Bridge Square" (August 5, 2019)

Northfield News. "Arcadia student wins national Poetry Out Loud contest" (May 10, 2019) 

StarTribune. "Northfield, Minn., high school student wins national poetry competition" (May 3, 2019)

ArtZany! (KYMN). Arcadia Charter School: Midsummer Night's Dream and Poetry Out Loud (April 25, 2019)

Northfield News. "Northfield 2019 Sidewalk Poetry Contest winners announced" (April 18, 2019)

KARE11. "Two Arcadia Charter School students bring top game to Poetry Out Loud" (April 3, 2019).

Faribault Daily News. "From Northfield: reading and talking poetry" (January 25, 2019)

Northfield News: "2 repeats, 3 new winners in 2018 Sidewalk Poetry contest" (April 27, 2018)

ArtZany! (KYMN): "Sidewalk Poetry and Poem in Your Pocket" (April 27, 2018)

Northfield News. "Andrea Een brings together two passions during her Poetry Night" (March 31, 2018).

Carleton Academics. "CCCE puts poetry in motion with arts, humanities outreach" (March 27, 2018). 

Northfield News. "What exactly is a Poet Laureate?" (March 28, 2018). 

Northfield News. "Pownell highlights the good in State of the City address" (March 26, 2018). Includes the text of the community poem. 

Northfield News: "Wurzer, Northfield residents reConvene to talk about living and dying well" (February 9, 2018)

Northfield News: "From poetry to books, Prairie Creek students embrace the written word" (January 31, 2018)

ArtZany! with Paula Granquist (KYMN): Poetry with Rob Hardy, Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre, and Emily Oliver (January 26, 2018)

Northfield News: "City teams up with Carleton student to modernize Sidewalk Poetry" (September 29, 2017)

Northfield News: "Poetry Festival aims to reach all generations with 3 weekend events" (September 26, 2017)

ArtZany! with Paula Granquist (KYMN): The 2017 Sidewalk Poetry Competition winners and Arts & Culture Commission chair Bonnie Jean Flom (April 21, 2017).

Northfield News: "Northfield students brace themselves for poetry slam" (April 11, 2017)

ArtZany! with Paula Granquist (KYMN): Anna Kochevar, Bella Callery, Scott Grave and Rob Hardy talking about Poetry Out Loud and National Poetry Month (March 31, 2017).

Northfield News: "Arcadia student wins poetry recitation state championship, moves on to nationals" (March 17, 2017)

ArtZany! with Paula Granquist (KYMN): Joy Riggs and Rob Hardy talking about literary events in Northfield at the end of January 2017 (January 20, 2017).

Northfield News: "Northfield Public Library, Arts and Culture Commission name Rob Hardy as first Poet Laureate" (August 18, 2016).