Finalist Feature: Legacies

Category: Communities Create

Description: In 2018, a group of 16 (mostly) local poets responded to a call for submissions to an anthology of “poetic living wills.” Edited by Northfield Poet Laureate Rob Hardy, the poems in Legacies deal with death and dying, with the things that make life meaningful in the face of death, and with the legacies that the poets hope to leave behind or have received from others before them.

Organization: The Northfield Poet Laureate, a position established in 2016, serves as a coordinator and creative leader for poetic and literary arts in the community. The Northfield Poet Laureate is sponsored by the City of Northfield and funded by the Northfield Public Library and the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), in partnership with the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission. The first Northfield Poet Laureate isĀ Rob Hardy.

Winners will be announced at the 2020 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference.