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Volume 8 • Number 1 • Spring-Summer 2016

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About Us

Sleet hails from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. We love language and the written word, and we welcome both the beautiful and anti-beautiful.

Susan Solomon

 Susan Solomon

In another life, Susan cleaned funeral homes and vacuumed around the dead. An unspoken element of respect existed within that job, as 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, and an interview with poet Ralph Angel in the Water~Stone Review. A duet Dessert Poems with Jamie Buehner was published with Binge Press; and a painted chapbook, So She Had the World, was produced in collaboration with poet Deborah Keenan (Red Bird Press). Most recently her art shows in the Rat’s Ass Review as the banner for their “Love and Ensuing Madness” series. Currently in the works is a book with Green Writers Press, in collaboration with poet Richard Jarrette (early 2017.) And, thankfully, Susan has finally recovered from AWP in Minneapolis.

The Sleet Team – your work is safe with us.

Todd Pederson

Poetry Editor
Todd Pederson

Todd Pederson holds an MFA degree in poetry from Hamline University. His work is featured in the mnLit What Light program (, 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 ( Todd lives in Eden Prairie with his wife and two children, whom he thanks for their patience and inspiration.

Nate Thomas

Poetry Advisor
Nate Thomas


Nate loves poetry (reading and writing) and old typewriters; he spends his free time quietly amassing collections of each.

Kathleen McEathron

Fiction Editor

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.

Pamela Schmid

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

Sleet Lady

Irregular Editor
Sleet Lady

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.


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