Feb 13, 2018
Lynette Reini-Grandell
How To Love Poetry

Rotarian Lynette Reini-Grandell is not just an English professor -- she is an award-winning poet.

Lynette is the author of Approaching the Gate (Holy Cow! Press, 2014), which won the 2015 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry.  Her poem "Radio Girls" appears in the anthology It's Animal but Merciful and was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize.  Other work has appeared in Alligator Juniper, The Understanding between Foxes and LightMNArtists.org, Poetry MotelRevolver, Poetry City U.S.A., Evergreen Chronicles and Seminary Ridge Review, among others.  She has received grants for her work from the Finlandia Foundation (2013) and the Minnesota State Arts Board (2011).  Based in Minneapolis, she reads regularly with the Bosso Poetry Company and performs with the jazz/poetry collective Sonoglyph.