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Poetry Night: For the Beauty of the Earth

with Patrick Hansel


Come celebrate spring at ArtScraps with an evening of art, poetry, and light refreshments. Curated by Patrick Cabello Hansel, author of The Devouring Land and Quitting Time. Patrick has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was part of the Mentor Series for the Loft Literary Center. 

Featuring readings by Marion GomezMargaret Hasse, and Bart Galle.

Marion Gomez is a graduate of Hamline University with a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing. As a program manager of awards, she manages the Mentor Series Fellowship in Poetry and Creative Prose, the Mirrors and Windows Mentorship, and the McKnight Fellowship. She has been awarded grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Intermedia Arts and the Loft Literary Center. Her work has appeared in La Bloga, Mizna, Waterstone Review, Saint Paul Almanac among others and is a member of the Latinx spoken word collective Palabristas.

Margaret Hasse is a poet, teacher, and writing mentor, and has been a consultant to arts organizations throughout the country. She's author of six full-length collections of poems, a collaborative book with watercolor artist Sharon Demark, and a 2022 chapbook of poems about Glacier National Park. With Athena Kildegaard, she edited an anthology of poems about motherhood. Learn more at

Bart Galle is a medical educator and visual artist who lives with his wife in the Midway area of St. Paul. He was a 2008-2009 Loft Mentor Series Winner in Poetry and the winner of the 2008 Passager Poetry Contest for writers over 50 and the fall 2009 Hollingsworth Prize from White Pelican Review for outstanding poem. He was awarded a 2010 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant in poetry. His poetry chapbook, Everything Is True at Once, was published in 2010 by Passager Books. 

This event is free, but registration is required.

For ages 13 – adult.

  • Apr 20th, 2024
    from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

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