Common Ground 801 – Artist Mary Pettis and Verse Like Water

In this season 8 premiere 2-segment episode, tour the Jacques Art Center in Aitkin Minnesota to view the expressive realist landscape art of Mary Pettis. Then listen at Brainerd’s Central Lakes College as MacArthur Foundation award winner Professor Terrance Hayes of The...

Common Ground 704 – Native Art Picker

Kevin Mahto, a native man of the Fort Yates, Standing Rock Indian Reservation scours pawn shops to recover Native Art for exhibits.  Poetry by Jamison Mahto. Kevin Mahto visits Ideal Pawn in Bemidji, to recover Native Art that otherwise would not be seen. He sells art works as...

Central Lake College Back to School Concert

The Poetry organization called “Verse Like Water” at Central Lakes College decided to switch things up this year by putting on a back to school concert for all ages. They had an impressive line up of professional artist that serenaded the campus with music. The concert was no...

IF – Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Reads at CLC

Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith read poetry at CLC today. The Princeton Professor is the final speaker of the 2014 Verse Like Water series. She read several excerpts from her books, including passages from the prize winning “Life on Mars.” Smith says she finds inspiration in...

Community Spotlight: “Poetry on the Wall.”

  Artists of words in the Brainerd Lakes Area came together on Saturday to share a unique experience that’s exclusive to poets and literary artists, an experience that is communal, imaginative, and compelling. Poets in the local area attended the second annual...

Common Ground 411 – Photographer Mark Harlow & Great Twin Cities Read Poetry Roadshow

Capture the beauty of the great outdoors with award-winning nature photographer, Mark Harlow, of Breezy Point. Also, Sean Hill and other Minnesota poets gather in Bemidji to share their creative compositions.

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