Sara Lynne Puotinen lives in south Minneapolis, near the Mississippi River Gorge, where she reads and writes and tries to be upright and outside as much as possible. She earned a B.A in religion, an M.A in ethics and Ph.D in women’s studies, which all inform her experiments in storytelling and her playful troubling of what it means to be a writer who runs (and swims and walks and moves) and a runner who writes.
For the past two years, she has been keeping an online log of her weekly runs beside the Mississippi River Gorge in south Minneapolis and using those logs to write poetry and creative non-fiction. You can find this log at run.room34.com.
Prior to discovering a love for poetry and lyric essays, she was an academic. For more on that life, check out her online autobiography Undisciplined Dossier, her CV, or her academic blog devoted to making and staying in TROUBLE.
Author photo by Scott Anderson. Taken at the Mississippi River Gorge when the feels like temperature was -5 degrees.