Entries by Vicki Price

2008 Paul Gruchow Essay Contest Winner, Virginia M. Wright-Peterson

Virginia M. Wright-Peterson has written extensively about her native Minnesota homeland and places abroad. Her co-winning essay, “The Natural and Unnatural History of Marion Township, is part of “Finding Ourselves in Empty Places,” a collection of essays that trace her journey through the Midwest with her young daughter in the wake of her husband’s death […]

2008 Paul Gruchow Essay Contest Winner, Patricia Monaghan

Patricia Monaghan is the author of four books of poetry, most recently “Homefront,” on the effect of war on families; and of several books of nonfiction including “The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog,” an ecospiritual journey around Ireland. She is associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at DePaul University in Chicago and Senior Fellow of the […]

2007 Paul Gruchow Winner, Sue Leaf

Sue Leaf of Center City, Minnesota won the 2007 Paul Gruchow Essay Contest with her essay To Love the World. Honorable Mention went to Coleen L. Johnston of Mazeppa, MN for her essay Foreigner. Sue Leaf of Center City, MN won the 2007 contest with her essay entitled, “To Love The World.”, and co-won the […]

2006 Paul Gruchow Essay Contest Co-Winner, Sue Leaf

Sue Leaf of Center City, MN won the 2007 contest with her essay entitled, “To Love The World.”, and co-won the 2006 contest with her essay: “Everlasting Fire.” Sue Leaf has a PH.D in zoology and has taught biology and environmental science at Cambridge Community College in Minnesota. She was awarded a McKnight Individual Artist […]

2006 Paul Gruchow Essay Contest Co-Winner, Mark Herwig

Mark Herwig of White Bear Lake, MN won with his essay entitled: “Observations of White Bear Lake: “The Veil, “Lights Out,” “Emulsified,” Moonrise over Manitou.” Herwig has been an avid volunteer, professional conservationists and writer most of his life. His other life-long pursuits include bird watching, canoeing, gardening, and relief woodcarving wildlife scenes. He is […]