Kung Fu Zombies Vs. Cannibals is Monstrously Good!

Kung Fu Zombies Vs. Cannibals is Monstrously Good!

We made our way cautiously to The Southern Theatre on October 13th. The street was teeming with pale and bloodied creatures loping around with cigarettes dangling from black lips, raising plastic cups of sour beer to the autumn night sky. The perfect setting for the...
What Do You Love About Saint Paul?

What Do You Love About Saint Paul?

One of the things that I love about Saint Paul is its wealth of authors, poets and storytellers. As much time as I spend basking in the solitary glow of my screen, I love to break away, get out, and hear real people tell real stories and read from real books. We are...
Inspiration and Perspiration

Inspiration and Perspiration

  Write, revise Write, revise Right? Revise, write Revise, write Revise. Right? Perhaps.   OCD with the pen Hours to write a line Done? Maybe this time Next time new imagination of an old line: Love will show you to your grave And you will lie in it  ...
Going to See My Mother (an Excerpt)

Going to See My Mother (an Excerpt)

  It’s June 2009. Some eighteen years since landing at JFK International Airport in New York, fourteen years since my last visit back to Guinea, I am on my way to see my mother some nine years since I saw her last. Just as I promised I would, as soon as I got my...
Poem: My Chocolate

Poem: My Chocolate

The warmth of his hands that wrap mine in the winters of Valentine love, The tall body that pulls me to recognize him from behind and far away, The name I call out just to hear his strong voice, The gentle look in his eyes.     He’s become the replacement of my milk...
Introducing our new blog: Around the Editors’ Table

Introducing our new blog: Around the Editors’ Table

Around the Editors’ Table is the freshly baked-pulled-from-the-oven-steaming-hot blog that will feature original writing by members of Saint Paul Almanac’s community editor group. Each fall, a new group of editors is convened. The group of about 24 people...