Q&A: Professor Ed Bok Lee powers ‘Mitochondrial Night’
Ed Bok Lee reads his latest book of poetry, “Mitochondrial Night,” at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis on March 16, 2019. The book launch opened with poets Saymoukda Vongsay and Donte Collins. DJ Nak provided music and sound. (Margot M. Barry / The Metropolitan)

Q&A: Professor Ed Bok Lee powers ‘Mitochondrial Night’

The Metropolitan talked with Professor Ed Bok Lee as he launches his third book of poetry, “Mitochondrial Night."

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Theater department premieres play revealing racist housing policies of the past
The stage is set on opening night of “From Behind the Sun” at the Whitney Theater in Minneapolis on Friday, Feb. 21, 2019. The play is a co-production of Metropolitan State University and Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Photo by Margot Barry

Theater department premieres play revealing racist housing policies of the past

A joint production of Metro State’s Theater Underground and MCTC puts the spotlight on the racist housing policy called redlining---and shares the playwright's remarkable family history. "Behind the Sun" premieres Feb. 21.

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The M claims new museum space in downtown St. Paul
David Bowen, center, G.E. Patterson and Teo Nguyen discuss Nguyen's "Untitled I" with visitors at the newly reopened Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul on Dec. 15, 2018. Patterson teaches creative writing at Metropolitan State University. Photo by Margot Barry

The M claims new museum space in downtown St. Paul

Metro State community faculty member G.E. Patterson served as guide to explorers of the new home of the Minnesota Museum of American Art in downtown St. Paul.

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MCTC professor brings novel discussion to Metro State
Dr. Shannon Gibney’s writings await students attending her talk in the Metropolitan State University Student Center on Dec. 6, 2018. Gibney is the author of the young adult novel “Dream Country,” published in 2018 by Dutton Books. She contributed the short story “Lonestar” to “Sky Blue Water,” an anthology of children’s literature by Minnesota authors and published by the University of Minnesota Press. Photo by April Carlson

MCTC professor brings novel discussion to Metro State

Dr. Shannon Gibney discussed her young adult novel “Dream Country” with philosophy students at Metro State on Dec. 6, 2018.

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‘On Stage’ program brings live theater to college classrooms
Regina Williams, left, Thomasina Petrus and Austene Van discuss the play “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill” with students in Writing 300: Creative Writers, Identity and Race in the Twin Cities, on the Midway campus on June 4, 2018. Photo by Kathryn Ganfield

‘On Stage’ program brings live theater to college classrooms

Three Twin Cities theater professionals brought Billie Holiday's jazz to life for a Metro State creative writing class.

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