“River’s poetic writings and artistic touches reflect her diverse upbringing and her long lost Ojibwe heritage along with the ponderings she has being a forty something American mother living with the progression of Multiple Sclerosis.” full bio
current poetry and updates of my doings can be found on this site here or by clicking A Pocket of Agates in the menu
click Here for published book information
Current book projects:
I have finished my first full length poetry manuscript, Spirit Songs. Stay tuned for updates.
I am working on a new edition of Stumbled & Standing.
- River Maia Urke: incorporating Ojibwe and Celtic heritages Lowdown-interview by local paper 3/2014
- Unstoppable River –Stillwater Gazette- Interview by local paper 1/2013
- 9 o’clock Meltdown – The Beat– WPR Radio Interview
- The Life of a Poet interview by Poets United 12/2010
Made Here Poetry Contest 2013
LOMP 2014 Awards
category #7 Award of Merit; #4 Citation; #3 Citation
Lomp 2015 Awards
I participate in readings when they come my way.
I enjoy to participate in Open Mics during the month. My favorite is the Barbaric Yawp in North St Paul. the 4th Sunday of the month. Below is the old AQ before the bar was sold. Now they have a new location and are calling the night Camp Bar.
href=”https://beta.prx.org/stories/85176?play=true” target=”_blank”>Radio Reading- The Beat- 9/21/2012
href=”http://www.kaxe.org/programs/the-beat.aspx”>Video Reading- Artist Quarter
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