Nicole Borg will read from her debut collection of poetry “All Roads Lead Home” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The reading is part of the Laureate Writers Series and will take place at the Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 West Second Street, Winona. The reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing and open mic. The theme for the open mic is children.
Borg was born in Jamestown, N.D., but split her childhood between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. “All Roads Lead Home” is a poetry road trip of sorts — the plains, the mountains, the high desert of Colorado, the low desert of Southern California, and the Mississippi River Valley of Minnesota where she currently resides. For five years, Borg was the lead editor of “Green Blade: The Magazine of the Rural America Writers’ Center.” Her poetry has been published in “Lost Lake Folk Opera,” “The Talking Stick,” “The Nodin Poetry Anthology 2015,” and “Eclectica Magazine.” She was a recipient of the SEMAC Emerging Artist Grant in 2014 and an honorable mention in the LOFT Mentor Series in 2012. Borg lives with her husband and two sons in Wabasha and is at work on a horror novel.
Emilio DeGrazia said, “Her work reveals a heart fully alive, a mind in tune with moral responsibility, and a deft hand that chooses its words with care for their nuanced rhythms and sounds. Without mystifying and confusing us, her poems convey that the ordinary is special, and they challenge us to rediscover the mystery in our lives.”
This event is co-sponsored by the Blue Heron Coffeehouse and the Winona Fine Arts Commission.