Saint Paul Almanac Receives Propel “Seeding Cultural Treasures” Grant

July 28, 2022

Propel Nonprofits is thrilled to announce it has awarded $2.07 million to 32 arts and cultural organizations led by and for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) in Minnesota. Seeding Cultural Treasures includes granting at least $40,000 of unrestricted funds to small arts nonprofits and convening leaders from these organizations for peer-to-peer learning and workshops. Additionally, Propel will provide technical assistance to grantees in nonprofit finance, strategy, and governance. Arcata Press | Saint Paul Almanac is among the grantees.

Saint Paul Almanac Presents Free “Rooted in Rondo” Screening at CHS Field

June 14, 2022

Saint Paul Almanac, in partnership with Saint Paul Neighborhood Network and WFNU Frogtown Community Radio, will be hosting a free screening of Rooted in Rondo, a youth-produced short film documentary and audio piece that explores the histories, legacies, and future of Saint Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood.

Global Poetry Celebration - April 22, 2022 - Featuring poetry aficionados reading poems in 15 languages!

Global Poetry Celebration 2022

April 22, 2022

April is National Poetry Month and April 22nd is Earth Day. To mark these occasions, on April 22, 2022, Saint Paul Almanac partnered with White Bear Center for the Arts

Diagrammer of Sentences

By Mary Kay Rummel ● March 22, 2022

Diagrammer of Sentences    In the corner of the living room, huddled over my pink wooden desk, brothers fighting, mother angry because I’m not peeling potatoes, I’m wandering in English

Restoring prairie

By Leslie Thomas ● March 22, 2022

Restoring prairie   June 24, 1854: Some of these flowers must be preserved—not that they can ever be made any more beautiful or arranged with any better taste than now.

How I Became a Feminist

By KateLynn Hibbard ● March 22, 2022

How I Became A Feminist   Because she could not bear to waste a thing, My mother always drank the coffee dregs Straight from the pot, and dribbled on her

Between the Stations

By Benj Vardigan ● March 22, 2022

Between the Stations The presets are nonsense, directions to nowhere. Coaxing the dial across the notches we nuance, tune our ears to any clear scrap in the static.   On

Salvation of Bread

By Diane Jarvenpa ● March 22, 2022

Salvation of Bread   Every time sorrow is a rock to the skull   I chant up a stove it’s belly all fire bloom    as I beg any ancestor


By Meckenna Holman ● March 22, 2022

CONTENT WARNING: Implications of domestic violence   The bone had healed wrong, or so the doctor said. I’d squinted real hard at the x-ray and couldn’t see what he saw.

Interlude with Cadaver Seeking Dogs

By Isadora Gruye ● March 22, 2022

There was a villa in southern France where a billionaire went missing. He just disappeared one summer evening while out for a walk. His private jet missed him terribly. His


By C.M. Finch ● March 22, 2022

Charlie’s enthusiasm was infectious as he showed me around his living space.  My living space now, I supposed, as room had been made for me here.  The entryway was bright

Gifts of the Superior Hiking Trail – The Dragonfly

By Mikkel Beckmen ● March 22, 2022

“Flora or Fauna, we are all shapeshifters and magical re-inventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves.” – Diane Ackerman   Mid-way along my thru hike of the