BOA Authors & Poets
Barton Sutter is the only author to win the Minnesota Book Award in three different categories: for poetry with The Book of Names: New and Selected Poems (BOA); for fiction with My Father’s War and Other Stories; and for creative non-fiction with Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of the Map. Among other honors, he has won a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant (Sweden), a Loft-McKnight Award, and the Bassine Citation from the Academy of American Poets. He has written for public radio, and he regularly performs as one half of The Sutter Brothers. His collaborations with composer Marya Hart—Bushed: A Poetical, Political, Partly Musical Tragicomedy in Two Acts and Pine Creek Parish: A Verse Play with Music—have won standing ovations. Recently retired from the University of Wisconsin, Superior, Barton Sutter lives in Duluth, on a hillside overlooking Lake Superior, with his wife, Dorothea Diver.