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Tracy Youngblom Turner

Tracy Youngblom Turner completed graduate work in English at the University of St. Thomas and in Poetry at Warren Wilson College in their MFA program.  She has been teaching at ARCC/Coon Rapids since Fall of 2007, but also spent several years teaching on the Cambridge campus. Though she has taught all levels of writing and literature, her special interests include literature by women, Shakespeare, and African-American literature.   

In addition to teaching, she spends her time writing poetry, book reviews, and essays; acting as poetry editor for the on-line literary journal Emprise Review; and spending as much time as she can outdoors, running, walking, hiking, or gardening. 

Her creative work has appeared in many journals and anthologies over the years, including Shenandoah, North Stone Review, Briar Cliff Review, New Hibernia Review, and 33 Minnesota Poets. Her first book of poems, Driving to Heaven, was published in early 2011.