Launch: Saint Paul Almanac Carol Connolly Endowment!

December 8, 2016

Carol Connolly’s BIRTHDAY and the launch of the SAINT PAUL ALMANAC CAROL CONNOLLY ENDOWMENT at The University Club 420 Summit Avenue, Summit Room Tuesday, December 13, 6 p.m. Program begins at

TWISP | This Week In Saint Paul: Monday, December 14th – Sunday, December 20th, 2015

December 13, 2015

In Saint Paul, our sisters and brothers invest sweat and tears in freedoms, artistic and otherwise. Sometimes we offer a welcome hat, and other times we try our best to offer refuge against the protestations of neighbors who have forgotten how and why their great grandparents came here.

TWISP | This Week In Saint Paul: Monday, November 16th – Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

November 15, 2015

As the real world continues to creep closer than nostalgic comfort, one might engage in the tendency to hide. We can pretend that the lines drawn on our geographies will keep us safe and sane, but our hearts have always been more porous than walls and fences. We can hide, or we can engage and shake the truths out of the confusion. Art helps.

TWISP | This Week In Saint Paul: Monday, October 19th – Sunday, October 25th, 2015

October 19, 2015

How many more Saint Paul authors will win literary prizes this year? Two weeks ago, we were talking about Julie Schumacher winning the Thurber Prize for American humor. Last week, Macalester College professor Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize.


January 1, 2014

The midnight sky is bright with the light of new snow. Rooftops have gone missing...

Saint Paul Poet Laureate Carol Connolly: Poem for the Second Inauguration of Mayor Chris Coleman on January 4, 2010

February 27, 2011

We stand on the edge of a New Year, full, it is, of endless possibilities. Somehow, we climbed the steep hills of the year just past, none of it easy, our seven hills dotted with lights steady in the dark of night, hills alive now with the beauty of a new snow that stopped traffic everywhere.