The Beat

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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A daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.

This series features short poems by writers that have some connection to Minnesota. Some of these poets are alive, some are not. Some are well known, some are not.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


853 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota's current Poet Laureate was one of the first contributors to Northern Community Radio's "The Beat".

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:50
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Larry Gavin teaches English at Faribault High School. He's had three collections of poetry published by Red Dragonfly Press and he's a nationally ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:39
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Sharon Chmielarz's poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines nationwide. She's also published travel memoirs and three childrens picture b...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
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Teresa Evangeline spends her days on a little piece of land along the Pine River observing and experiencing the beauty of the natural world, in her...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: :52
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Kevin Zepper teaches at Minnesota State University - Moorehead.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Mike Finley says about himself, "I'm a Minnesotan who has been writing for forever. I seem to write poems that are simultaneously anxiety provoking...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:21
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Erin Lynn Marsh is a Bemidji poet. She's published her work in Sugarhouse Review, Post Road Magazine, and Paper Darts. She's a graduate of the MFA...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:24
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Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota's current Poet Laureate was one of the first contributors to Northern Community Radio's "The Beat".

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:19
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Brian Laidlaw is a graduate of the University of Minnesota MFA program in poetry. He lives in the Twin Cities, and teaches songwriting at McNally S...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:17
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Linda Back McKay is an independent advertising and marketing writer and director in the Twin Cities. Her most recent books are "The Next Best Thing...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 02:21
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Larry Gavin teaches English at Faribault High School. He's had three collections of poetry published by Red Dragonfly Press and he's a nationally ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:23
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Doris Stengel grew up on the North Dakota prairie, and then moved to the woods and lakes of Minnesota. She's been a high school teacher and has men...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:13
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Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota's current Poet Laureate was one of the first contributors to Northern Community Radio's "The Beat".

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:39
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Gary Lee Joyner is a musician, visual artist,teacher and poet from the Twin Cities. He describes the map of his activities as an archipelago of isl...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:32
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Gwen Nell Westerman, an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, is professor in english and director of humanities at Minnesota State Unive...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:56
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Robert Jevne lives, works, farms and occassionally writes in the greater Jacobson area.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:45
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Sharon Chmielarz's poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines nationwide. She's also published travel memoirs and three childrens picture b...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:36
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Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota's current Poet Laureate was one of the first contributors to Northern Community Radio's "The Beat".

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:36
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Mike Finley says about himself, "I'm a Minnesotan who has been writing forever. I seem to write poems that are simultaneously anxiety provoking and...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: :52
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Teresa Evangeline spends her days on a little piece of land along the Pine River observing and experiencing the beauty of the world, then through p...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: :59