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Northfield Poet Laureate: Videos

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.

For more videos, check out the Northfield Poet Laureate YouTube Channel

Northfield Poets

Readings by Northfield Poets Published in Third Wednesday Magazine (from the Third Wednesday YouTube Channel)


Poems by Northfield Poets from the 19th annual Red Wing Arts Poet-Artist Collaboration (Spring 2020)

Florence Dacey, "Lightest of Rains

Florence Dacey, "Prairie Smoke"

Susan Jaret McKinstry, "Gold Rush"

Becky Boling, "Shores

Rob Hardy, "The Stump"

Other Videos of Poetry by Northfield Poets

Rob Hardy reading "Ghostlight," written for the Northfield Arts Guild and shared as part of the 2021 National Poetry Month video project of the Tishomingo Arts Council (Tishomingo, Mississippi)

Steve McCown reading from his first collection of poetry, Ghosting. via Facebook Live (Thursday, October 29, 2020).


6-year old Liv reciting (from memory) Anne Sovik's 2016 sidewalk poem, installed in front of Liv's house as part of the 2020 street projects

D.E. Green reading "Rain" (from his collection Jumping the Median)

Prof. Molly Pasco-Pranger (University of Mississippi) reading "Covid-19 Variations" by Rob Hardy

Cathy Wurzer reading Rob Hardy's "Covid-19 Variations." Music by Thomas Tallis, performed by Voces 8. Part of End in Mind's Pandemic Poetry Project.

Becky Boling reading her poem "Dead Mouse"

D.E. Green's "For Sean." Read by Cathy Wuzer. Music by Voces 8. Part of End in Mind's Pandemic Poetry Project.

David Walters, "A Gift from Covid-19." Read by Cathy Wurzer. Music by Voces 8. Part of End in Mind's Pandemic Poetry Project.

Steve McCown, "How to Handle Personal Mail During a Pandemic." Read by Cathy Wurzer. Music by Hothouse Flowers. Part of End in Mind's Pandemic Poetry Project. 


Poetry Nights: Facebook Videos from Content Bookstore

Kathleen Roberts (video courtesy of Content)


Ken McCullough (video courtesy of Content)

Neil Hilborn (video courtesy of Content)

Featured Video

Topographical Poetry Project Readings at the Depot and Northfield Public Library. May 13, 2023. 

A virtual poetry reading by five Northfield poets who contributed to the Summer 2020 issue of Willows Wept Review

Poetry in Northfield

Leslie Schultz reading from her collection ConcertinaMay 9, 2019.

Selections from the 2018 Northfield Poetry FestivalSeptember 2018. Featuring Joyce Sutphen, Leslie Schultz, Steve McCown, Susan Jaret McKinstry, Diane LeBlanc, Becky Boling, and D.E. Green.

Vision: A Rhapsody on Northfield's Vision StatementA collaborative poem written for the 2018 State of the City Address. March 2018.

Civic Poetics. Carleton College. February 15, 2018. Featuring Sun Yung Shin, Michael Torres, Anders Carlson-Wee, Heid E. Erdrich, Matt Rasmussen, and Gretchen Marquette. 

Keith Harrison reads from his collection Love, Variously. Content Bookstore. November 2017.

"Bloom," a poem written for the 2020 State of the City Address and dedicated to the Class of 2020.