July 11th, 2011 Lowertown Reading Jam: Tata Diego Slams Again!

July 11th, 2011 Lowertown Reading Jam: Tata Diego Slams Again!

Q. When is a Jam a Slam? A. When it’s the first ever Poetry/Story Slam with prizes from the Saint Paul Almanac and the last Lowertown Reading Jam of the second year of the series. JUNE 21, 2011. SAINT PAUL, MN – Diego Vázquez Jr., the founder of SlamMN, will host a...
From the Saint Paul Almanac: Remembering Deborah Torraine

From the Saint Paul Almanac: Remembering Deborah Torraine

It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you that Deborah Torraine died last Friday night at United Hospital during emergency heart surgery. Deborah had volunteered for the Saint Paul Almanac as a community editor, hosted reading events, authored short stories for...
Another Crossing

Another Crossing

Vera’s death was just last December, and I am missing her on this May evening, as our forty-third anniversary approaches. I need time and space by myself, to think. A view of the Mississippi River twisting and turning sharply, as I am right now, would set the tone. A...
A Little Brown Bird

A Little Brown Bird

A Little Brown Bird Just landed on my windowsill. Thought about coming in. Bent her head, looked around. Looked at my string of paper butterflies, looked at me, then out at the tree, flew to a branch. Made the branch dance. The leaves went crazy. My heart did too. A...