Biography of Margaret Hasse
Margaret Hasse, originally from South Dakota, makes her home in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She was educated at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota. She has a new collection of poems, Milk and Tides, recently released from Nodin Press. Her two previous books of poems are Stars Above, Stars Below from New Rivers Press, winner of the Minnesota Voices competition, and In a Sheep’s Eye, Darling, Milkweed Editions, winner of the Lakes and Prairies competition and a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. Margaret has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Jerome Foundation, as well as two fellowships from the McKnight Foundation through the Loft Literary Center. Recent anthologies that include her work are To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-territorial Days to the Present (New Rivers Press,2006) and Where One Voice Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry (Minnesota Historical Society Press,2007) .
Margaret Hasse's Works:
Milk and Tides (Nodin Press,1998)
In a Sheep's Eye, Darling (Milkweed Editions,1988)
Stars Above, Stars Below (New Rivers Press,1984)
Margaret Hasse Poems
Going On Alone In The Great Conversation
Mother, you used to say that old was just going on, no special feeling, except of surprise. You said that dead was
First Day Of Kindergarten
Bus steps are too high, but William clambers up gamely. Doors shut. He peers out a print-marked window. From the street corner, I wave like a soldier's bride as his bus turns a corner and pulls away.