Duluth's newly-minted poet laureate, Ellie Schoenfeld, reads from her work and talks poetry, pretension, community ... and the value of following an idea to see where it leads, without attaching to an outcome.
Women's Words on October 27 featured poet Ellie Schoenfeld reading four poems: "The Hawks," "Day of the Dead," "There Is Nothing We Will Not Let the Bombs Do," and "What I Send You."
Ellie Schoenfeld is a poet from Duluth, Minnesota. Her most recent book is The Dark Honey: New & Used Poems (Clover Valley Press), and she has collaborated with various musicians to produce poetry/music CDs. She is the co-founder of Poetry Harbor and has served on the board of Spirit Lake Poetry Series.
Wisconsin's poet laureate joins us this morning to read, among other things, the titular poem of Apprenticed to Justice:
Some will never laugh as easily. Will hide knives silver as fish in their boots, hoard names as if they could be stolen as easily as land, will paper their walls with maps and broken promises, scar their flesh with this badge heavy as ashes.