Sleet hails from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. We love language and the written word, and we welcome both the beautiful and anti-beautiful.
In another life, Susan cleaned funeral homes and vacuumed around the dead. An unspoken element of respect existed within that job. The intimate invitation into people's lives is never taken lightly. Susan's work has appeared in The Sun Magazine, Simply Haiku, elimae, .Cent Magazine, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Saint Paul Almanac, and her collaboration Dessert Poems was published in 2011 by Binge Press. Susan also has work in Haibun Today; and an interview in Hamline University's Water~Stone Review with poet Ralph Angel. She has recently released a chapbook from Red Bird Press, So She Had the World, in collaboration with poet Deborah Keenan, and poetry forthcoming in Ekphrastic California. She has finally recovered from last April's AWP in Minneapolis.
The Sleet Team – your work is safe with us.
Todd Pederson holds an MFA degree in poetry from Hamline University. His work is featured in the mnLit What Light program (www.mnartists.org), and “What Light,” an anthology that collects the work of 27 Minnesota poets. His criticism appears in online editions of the Rain Taxi Review of Books (www.raintaxi.com/online). Todd lives in Eden Prairie with his wife and two children, whom he thanks for their patience and inspiration.
Nate loves poetry (reading and writing) and old typewriters; he spends his free time quietly amassing collections of each.
Kathleen McEathron lives and works in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She writes fiction when she is not shoveling snow or mowing the lawn. Her goal is to develop characters that could serve as imaginary friends in a pinch.
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Before receiving a 2013-14 Loft Mentor Series award in nonfiction, Pamela Schmid spent nearly a decade as a staff writer for the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in River Teeth, Sycamore Review, Tahoma Literary Review and elsewhere. She holds an MFA degree from Hamline University and is currently completing a memoir about the power of silence and words. Often, she can be found scribbling on Post-it(R) notes or her left palm, whichever is handier. Her online home is pamelaschmid.com.
Ryan Rodgers lives in sight of his primary photographic subject, the Saint Croix River, and adheres to the river rat lifestyle the best he can. Requirements include sleeping on sandbars, skiing across frozen backwaters and stopping to explore every island paddled by. A camera must be carried at all times to answer the inevitable question of, what have you been doing out there? His website is http://www.ryan-rodgers.com.
Sleet Lady allegedly was instrumental in founding the Iowa Writers Workshop program. She also claims to have invented the cookbook and coined the term “lyric I,” two little known literary facts. She has been nominated 78 times for a Pushcart Prize. Rumor has it Sleet Lady nominated herself for the Nobel Prize. And, she loves to tell the story of how she was at the bar with Hemmingway when he penned his famous one-line short story. Sleet Lady is pioneering NASA's new top-secret poetry project, Flying Pearls.