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Two poems in the book Contours — A Literary Landscape. February 1st. Published by the Driftless Writing Center in Viroqua, Wisconsin. This volume features sixty-four authors.


Final gathering for Winona’s Laureate Writers Series. Tuesday, December 10th, 7 pm. Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 West 2nd St., Winona, MN.

Two poems selected by the Driftless Writing Center for an upcoming book. July 31st. The Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Reading from Homestead. Saturday, May 4th, 1 pm. Tributary Reading Series. Selam Coffee, 3860 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

Featured poet in the Flash Poetry/Flash Art event. Friday, May 3rd, 7 pm. Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN.

Reading from Homestead. Thursday, May 2nd, 7 pm. Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington St., Northfield, MN.

One of twenty-six poets participating in the 18th Annual Poet-Artist Collaboration. Friday, April 26th. Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN. Art Kenyon created an original painting in response to the poem “Maple Rain.”

Multi-author event at Dwell Local. Sunday, March 24th, 12-4 pm. 602 7th St. NW, Rochester, MN. Others participating include Sheryl Ness, D. A. Lampi and Joan Elkins.

Three poems on display as part of the “Day In The Life” exhibit. January 25th-March 11th. Red Wing Arts, Depot Gallery, 418 Levee St., Red Wing, MN.

Reading from Homestead. Tuesday, January 8th, 7 pm. Winona Laureate Writers Series. Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 West 2nd St., Winona, MN.


Reading from Homestead. Thursday, October 11th, 7:30 pm. Midstream Reading Series. Blue Moon Building, 3820 East Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. Honored to share the stage with writers Julie Pfitzinger, Don Brunnquell and Julie Landsman, as well as musician Papa John Kolstad.



“These poems invite us to look closely at what’s extraordinary about the present. . . . [An] authentic and unpretentious voice.”

Emilio DeGrazia, author of Seasonings


“This book is trim—no excess, no airs, no stylistic histrionics, and its songs are bell-like. . . . An abiding confidence pervades these poems, coupled with an undercurrent of passion and commitment to the world in which Dietrich lives.”

Ken McCullough, author of Broken Gates


“A naturalist of the hidden world of ordinary things, Dietrich knows how to bring it home, how to close. In some endings, the entire poem flashes through the reader as if starting and finishing all at once. Time ceases its linearity. To my mind, this is what the best of poetry does. This is a golden collection, all of a piece . . . powerful and moving.”

P. S. Duffy, author of The Cartographer of No Man’s Land


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