The thing that John Schultz built

John Schultz built a thing. A weird, wobbly, unwieldy thing that sometimes confused and frightened even those who knew it best, but a thing that worked. It was not an easy thing to describe, somewhere between a religious cult, an improv class, and a trust exercise, but again, a thing that worked. It was a … Continue reading The thing that John Schultz built

Poetry helps older writers surprise themselves

Originally published on the Knight Foundation blog, October 5, 2016. Photos and images by Naomi Cohn. We’ve all heard artists explain that the struggle of doing what they do is worth it for the sheer joy of creation. For some artists, though, even making it to a creative space is a struggle unto itself. Naomi … Continue reading Poetry helps older writers surprise themselves

Minnesota, Year Zero

Hello. We’re Minnesota. Prince lives here. Or rather, he did. As you all know, Prince departed last Thursday. It has been a long week here. A long, mournful, celebratory, confusing, contradictory week. Minnesota has turned out in force to pay tribute to our favorite son, flocking to Paisley Park, to First Avenue, to jukeboxes and … Continue reading Minnesota, Year Zero