Ellie Schoenfeld is a poet native to Duluth, Minnesota. She is the author of two previous poetry collections, Screaming Red Gladiolus! (Poetry Harbor, 1999) and Difficult Valentines (Fallow Deer Books, 2004), and her work has been published in two anthologies, The Moon Rolls Out of Our Mouths (Calyx Press, 2005) and Bound Together: Like the Grasses (Clover Valley Press, 2013), with the four other women in her writing group. The Dark Honey is the most comprehensive collection of her works.
Ellie has been selected as the 2016-2018 Duluth Poet Laureate. She has been active in the local literary community for many years. Schoenfeld will organize five public events in her two-year term and present an inaugural poetry reading on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2-4 pm, at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E., Duluth.
In 1992, she co-founded Poetry Harbor and organized free readings. From 2004-2010 she served on the board of the Spirit Lake Poetry Series. She has facilitated a monthly writing group in the Federal Prison Camp and conducted a series of writing workshops with an HIV-positive support group.
Schoenfeld enjoys collaborating with artists of other genres. Her work is featured along with the music of some of her favorite musicians on the CDs Personal Ad, Almost Through the Rinse Cycle, and Taking It Off.
Listen to Garrison Keillor reading "Patriotism" from The Dark Honey on "The Writer's Almanac" for August 5, 2009.
Read a review by poet Connie Wanek on MNartists.org.
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