Joyce Sutphen grew up on a farm in Stearns County, Minnesota, and she teaches literature and creative writing at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Her fourth collection, First Words
, was published in 2010; in March, 2012, House of Possibility
, a letter press edition of poems, was published by Accordion Press; and her latest collection, After Words
, was published in May, 2013. She is the second Minnesota Poet Laureate, succeeding Robert Bly.
Learn about Joyce's work at: www.joycesutphen.com
and at http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/joyce-sutphen