The Reindeer Camps
Barton Sutter (Author)
April 17, 2012
5.9 X 0.5 X 8.9 inches | 0.44 pounds
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About the Author
Born in 1949, Barton Sutter was raised in tiny towns in Minnesota and Iowa. He earned his B.A. from Southwest Minnesota State University and his M.A. from Syracuse. For ten years, he worked as a typesetter, then taught at various colleges for the next twenty-five, retiring from the University of Wisconsin, Superior, in 2011. He lives in Duluth, on a hillside overlooking Lake Superior, with his wife, Dorothea Diver. The author of seven books, Barton Sutter has earned the Minnesota Book Award for poetry with The Book of Names, for fiction with My Father's War and Other Stories, and for creative non-fiction with Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of the Map. Among other honors, he has won a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant (Sweden), a Loft-McKnight Award in poetry, and the Bassine Citation from the Academy of American Poets. In 2006, he was named the first Poet Laureate of Duluth. Sutter has read his work in a wide variety of venues--from Sandstone's Quarry Days to the City College of New York, from Bayfield's Big Top Chautauqua to Pittsburgh's International Poetry Forum. He has written for Minnesota Public Radio, and he often performs as one half of The Sutter Brothers, a poetry-and-music duo. In recent years, his collaborations with composer Marya Hart--Bushed: A Poetical, Political, Partly Musical Tragicomedy in Two Acts and Pine Creek Parish: A Verse Play with Music--have won standing ovations.