2019 Fox Cities Book Festival: October 7th - October 13th

Beth Spencer


Beth Spencer is a recent émigré to Minnesota stalking grandchildren in the Minneapolis area. She was formally a teacher and counselor in the Neenah, WI schools. Beth has published a chapbook, Mill Door and her first poetry book, C- in Conduct. She has been published in Wisconsin Review, Rag Mag, Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar among others. Her essay on teaching appeared in a Geraldine R Dodge project, A Passion for Teaching. She won first prize in the Dorothy Dalton poetry contest and a recent honorable mention in a contest at The Mill, Appleton, WI, as well as placing in two categories of the League of Minnesota Poets 2017 contest. Recently, her poetry has appeared in Oasis, Solamente, Martin Lake Poetry Journal, and in several online journals. An essay was published online in The Sunlight Press. A poem was selected for an artist-poet collaboration at the Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota, MN, and for Talking Stick. She is collaborating with Miguel Caréra, a visual artist in San Miguel de Allende, MX, where she enjoys the contrast between the Minnesota winters and those of central Mexico.