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Poet Donna Isaac is a teaching artist who organizes community readings in the Twin Cities. She earned a B.A. in English from James Madison University; an M.A. in English from the University of Minnesota; and an M.F.A. from Hamline University. Published poetry work includes Footfalls (Pocahontas Press), a paean to growing up in the Appalachians; three chapbooks, Tommy (Red Dragonfly Press); Holy Comforter (Red Bird Chapbooks); and Persistence of Vision (Finishing Line Press). Her work also appears in literary journals such as The Saint Paul Almanac and The Penn Review.