2018 Featured Writers

Barton Sutter


Winner of the Minnesota Book Award in three categories, Barton Sutter earned an M.A. in creative writing from Syracuse in 1975. For years, Sutter worked as a printer and freelance writer and part-time instructor at various universities. In 2011, he retired from over a decade of teaching full-time at the University of Wisconsin, Superior.  His humorous, well-received, new book of poems is Nordic Accordion.


Christian Wiman

Poet and essayist Christian Wiman was raised in West Texas and earned a B.A. at Washington and Lee. Wiman served as editor of Poetry magazine for ten years.  His latest book is Selected Poems. His essay collections include My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer and Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet. Wiman has taught at Stanford, Northwestern, and now Yale Divinity School.