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Poet & Author Bart Sutter

Bart Sutter will read from his new collection: Nordic Accordian: Poems in a Scandinavian Mood, and discuss reading and writing with the audience.

In “Nordic Accordion” Sutter fulfills the covenant he made with his elders long ago—to dramatize, critique, and honor their struggles, their culture, their peculiar ways. The book explores the experience of Scandinavian immigrants, their ancestors, and their desendents.

At the heart of the book lies a cycle of dramatic monologues by old women about their half-pagan younger years as cowherders in the mountain pasture camps of Sweden. “This,” says David Ray of Sutter’s work, “is poetic storytelling at its best.”


Bart Sutter has recieved the Minnesota Book Award for poetry and for creative non-fiction. In 2006 he was named the first Poety Laureate of Duluth. He has written for public radio, he has had four verse plays produced, and he often performs as one-half of The Sutter Brothers, a poetry-and-music duo. Sutter lives in Duluth with his wife, Dorothea Diver, on a hillside overlooking Lake Superior.

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
12 E. Wisconsin St.
Grand Marais, MN 55604
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ISBN: 9781947237049
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