The Reindeer Camps


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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.


"In his newest collection, Barton Sutter, Duluth's first poet laureate, takes us on a remarkable journey of mind and soul...Sutter's wonderful sense of humor shines through in these poems...a gift to be treasured." --Duluth News Tribute

"[A]n excellent collection and a philosophy tinged with humor and insight."--Lake Superior Magazine

"My favorites constitute slivers of memory, although ultimately whether they are autobiographical or creative inventions hardly matters to their validity or value... the details make the poems real, which is more important than merely being true." --Zenith City Weekly