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

Animal Economics

By Eric Wilkinson ● April 1, 2022

How do we quantify the cost of an animal’s life under the shadow of our current economy? As the global COVID-19 pandemic dissipates, it seems clear that America’s reckoning with

Let Us Consider

By Christine Mounts ● April 1, 2022

Let us consider where we were born. Where else might that have been within our vast, lifeless known space? Science fiction movie myth Of fantasy escape shuttles To nearby livable

Big Lake Smelt Don’t Lie

By Robert Hale ● April 1, 2022

It’s early spring on Lake Superior. The Big Lake has shed its ice, and the April sun has warmed the waters to a temp of 38F. Rainbow Smelt begin to

Children of Michigan

By Stephani Maari Booker ● April 1, 2022

“God made dirt, and dirt don’t hurt. Put it in your mouth, and it will work.” — Children’s rhyme We ate fire retardant in our 1970s burgers. Suckled on sewage

Fire Medicine

By Sagirah Shahid ● April 1, 2022

In Remembrance of Breonna Taylor The ancestor of triggers started off as thick and hollow grass, bamboo chopped down and sculpted into a tiny cannon which, if fed gunpowder functions much

Art by Evelyn Staats

I Want My Future Back

By Evelyn Staats ● April 1, 2022


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