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THE GLOBAL ALMANAC

The summer edition of Saint Paul Almanac—The Magazine invites
you to read and linger over highlights from past print editions. This
summer edition presents stories in new ways and in unexpected spaces.
For example, it includes the colorful Impressions project, where poetry
paired with art was spotlighted in public buses and trains. Moreover, this
new edition includes pieces from the sidewalk poetry contests. It also
includes work from several of our community editors. Some of these stories and poems stuck with us over the years long after being discussed, some
are favorites, and some are too beautiful not to repeat. These are the stories and poems that shaped the Almanac. These were the steppingstones of writing careers. These stories and poems celebrate the multi-cultural richness of Saint Paul, the challenges and the resistance, and the resilient ways in
which folks coped. From the difficulties of immigrating from a homeland to the hurts caused by inequity, from the sanctuary of family to finding inner resources, from playing small to having agency, these works made us think, tugged on our hearts, and made us want to be better neighbors. Since the first edition of the Almanac in 2007, the works published in this edition were selected based on a community editor process that is unique to Saint Paul Almanac. These pieces appear again to represent what is possible when we have a voice and when we listen to each other.

THE MAGAZINE
SUMMER
2024, Issue 2

Art: This Ta-Coumba Aiken - led project was created communally at the June 27, 2018
Saint Paul Almanac Alumni Bas at Summit Brewery.

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IMPRESSIONS

The IMPRESSIONS project – developed in partnership
with Metro Transit – involved the publication of 24 broadsides featuring the works of local authors and artists across the Twin Cities. This work graced the inside of 100 light rail trains and buses, bus kiosks, and train station platforms.

SIDEWALK POETRY

Sidewalk Poetry re-imagines Saint Paul's annual sidewalk maintenance program. Over 1,200 poems - including
73 individual works by Saint Paul residents - grace the concrete walks we take. Saint Paul Almanac was a proud partner of Public Art Saint Paul for this public art initiative.

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THE SKIN I'M IN

Explore identity and the ways writers and poets cherish their backgrounds and heritages, their families and traditions, and their contributions and gifts to their communities and to others who are both similar and different. In connecting, we can find strength, hope, and faith in the world.

NATURE'S WAY

Writers and poets note the change of seasons and the way nature provides healing and quiet. They also write about their relationships with animals, both domesticated and wild. Reading their words allow us to realize that we're all connected.

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MESSAGES FROM THE HEART

Grasp your humanity in a world shifting with the lightning speed of new technology and increasing complexity.

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We are thrilled to announce that we are open for submissions for our 20th anniversary print edition of Saint Paul Almanac. We are looking for stories and poems from writers who currently reside or once resided in Minnesota. Send us your
best work and please read the guidelines carefully on Submittable. 

Art: Colors from the Coast by Phyllis Wieiner

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