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Poetry of Lake Superior

"Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior" is a new collection of 70 poems by contemporary poets, including Heid E. Erdrich, Kimberly Blaeser, James Armstrong and Sara Thomsen, who live near and/or have been inspired by Lake Superior. A gallery of full-color images adds to the writings.

A publication launch, reading, art exhibit opening and wine-and-cheese reception will be 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 23 at Zeitgeist Arts Café, 222 E. Superior St. Twenty-five of the anthology poets will share their work from the collection. Sara Thomsen will provide music.

The book is available from local bookstores, or through Holy Cow! Press at