BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

  • Article by: LAURIE HERTZEL
  • Updated: October 20, 2012 - 3:20 PM

Poet Jane Yolen in town to launch new book.

Jane Yolen

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Renowned poet and children's author Jane Yolen has published her second book with Duluth's Holy Cow! Press. "Ekaterinoslav: One Family's Passage to America," a memoir in verse, tells of Yolen's father's family's journey from Ukraine to Connecticut. The graceful volume is illustrated with historical photos and old family photos.

Yolen has written more than 300 books. Holy Cow! published her "Things to Say to a Dead Man" in 2011.

She will read at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

Also ...

Dobby Gibson's new poetry collection, "It Becomes You," will be published in January by Graywolf Press. Gibson, who lives in Minneapolis, is the author of two previous collections, "Skirmish" and "Polar."

Tim Nolan's latest collection of poetry, "And Then," has been published by New Rivers Press. He has a whole slate of readings set up: 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Micawber's Books, St. Paul (with novelist Peter Geye); noon Nov. 1, Barnes & Noble Nicollet Mall; 7 p.m. Nov. 8, the Loft Literary Center, Mpls. (with Sharon Suzuki-Martinez, Nick Healy and Nick Knittel); 7 p.m. Nov. 15, Common Good Books, St. Paul (with Katrina Vandenberg); and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, the Carol Connolly Reading Series, University Club, St. Paul (with a whole bunch of folks). Nolan is a poet and attorney in the Twin Cities, and the author of "The Sound of It."

• The yearlong celebration of Frederick Manfred's 100th birthday will culminate at 2 p.m. next Sunday at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota with a retrospective of his life and work. Readings and tributes will be presented by his daughter, Freya Manfred, and his grandsons, Bly Pope and Rowan Pope, as well as writers Robert Bly, Peter Campion, Carol Connolly and others. Manfred, who died in 1994, was the author of many books, including "Lord Grizzly."

• "Dick Siebert: A Life in Baseball," by Joel Rippel, has been published by North Star Press of St. Cloud. Rippel, who lives in Minneapolis, has written six books about Minnesota sports history.

Wendy Webb's new mystery, "The Fate of Mercy Alban," will be published in February by Hyperion. Her first book, "The Tale of Halcyon Crane," won a Minnesota Book Award. Webb lives in Duluth.

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