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About Seth Berg

Seth Berg is a hatchet-wielding forest-dweller who digs tasty hallucinatory literature. A hot-sauce-addicted pyromaniac with an MFA from Bowling Green State University, Berg fantasizes about flight without mechanisms, alien glyph systems, and snowshoeing through your nocturnal dreamscapes. He is a professor, poet, artifact-maker, and amateur astrophysicist whose mathematically coded collections of poetry will haunt, invigorate, provoke, and inspire you.

Berg's first book, Muted Lines From Someone Else’s Memory won the Dark Sky Books 2009 book contest. His second book, Aviary, co-authored with Bradford K. Wolfenden II, won the 2015 Artistically Declined Twin Antlers Contest, and was released by Civil Coping Mechanisms in January of 2017. Other poems and short fiction can be found in Connecticut Review, 13th Warrior Review, Spittoon Literary Review, BlazeVOX, Heavy Feather Literary Review, The Montucky Review, Masque & Spectacle, and Lake Effect, among others. Recently, poems were anthologized in GTCPR Volume III and Daddy Cool. He lives in Minnesota with his two supernatural children, Oak and Sage, and his magical better half, Kori. He loves your face. 
YEE-HAW, Cletus!!!

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A full length collection of poetry, 2017
Artistically Declined Press/Civil Coping Mechanisms, Twin Antlers Prize Contest Winner
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Muted Lines From Someone Else's Memory
A full length collection of poetry, 2010
Dark Sky Books, 2009 Contest Winner
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“Blue Jays”  
A poem, One Sentence Poems, 2016

“Cannon River Meditation”
A poem, Masque & Spectacle, 2015

A poem, The Montucky Review, 2014

“The Last Time You Caught Me Staring”
A poem, This Blog Will Change Your Life, Curbside Splendor, 2014

“Woman With Papa"
Flash fiction, Spittoon Literary Review, 2014

“The End is the Beginning is the End” 
A poem, Daddy Cool, an Anthology, Artistically Declined Press, 2013

“Both Ends of Sedation” 
A poem, Poetry City USA, Volume III, 2013

“Constructing a Proper Torch” 
A poem, Spittoon Literary Review, 2012

“Unfold the Note”
A poem, Heavy Feather Literary Review, 2012

“Coleoptera Leukemia Thorax Morphology”
A poem, Heavy Feather Literary Review, 2012

A poem, Disappearing City Literary Review, 2009

“Circles Reply” 
A poem, Disappearing City Literary Review, 2009

“Muted Lines from Someone Else’s Memory” 
A poem, PikeMagazine, 2008

“Here MacGuyver, You Figure it Out” 
A poem, PikeMagazine, 2008   

A poem, DarkSkyMagazine, 2008

Fiction, Word Riot, 2007

“When the Wind” 
A poem, BlazeVOX, 2007

“At the Bar” 
A poem, BlazeVOX, 2007

A poem, BlazeVOX, 2007

“Dance Ohio, Dance” 
Feature article, MF Magazine, 2006

“New Nightly Ritual” 
A poem, JMWW, 2006

“Nocturnal Instructions to my Imagination” 
A poem, 13th Warrior Review, 2006

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Reviews of Muted Lines From Someone Else's Memory

NewPages: Review by HV Cramond

Goodreads: Review by Larissa Szporluk

The Small Book Review: Review by Mel Bosworth

Reading Review





upcoming ReadingS + events

Stay tuned for upcoming readings and events by Seth Berg!

Past Readings

Reading with Ben Tanzer, Tasha Fouts, and Lee Krecklow at Quimby's Bookstore, Chicago, IL, August 2017

Reading with Bernard James at The Coffee House Northeast, Minneapolis, MN, August 2017

This Podcast Will Change Your Life, hosted by Ben Tanzer, April 2017

AVIARY Book Signing, FujiYa, Minneapolis, MN, March 2017

Reading with Bradford K Wolfenden II, and Matt Mauch, Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 2017

Reading with Ben Tanzer, Carrie Lorig, and BL Pawelek, Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

Full Moon Puppet Show Reading, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

Reading, Kitty Cat Klub, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

Great Twin Cities Poetry Reading, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, 2012

Reading, The Saloon (AWP,) Chicago, IL, 2012

Book Tour Reading, Chicago Academy for the Arts, Chicago, IL, 2011

Chicago Collective Collaboration with H.V. Cramond, Dan Godston, & the Borderbend Collective, Newberry Library, Chicago IL, 2011

Book Tour Reading, Pocket Lab Reading Series, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Book Tour Reading, Kitty Cat Klub, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Book Tour Reading, Distinguished Alumni/Visiting Writer Series, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2011              

Book Tour Reading, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010

Book Tour Reading, Pilot Books, Seattle, WA, 2010

Book Tour Reading, Rasmussen College, Blaine, MN, 2010

“Night of the Living Poem”, Featured author, Intermedia Arts/Northography, Minneapolis, MN, 2008

“Conceptual Poetics in Eco-Architectural Design”, Guest lecturer/featured author, Art Institute International, Minneapolis, MN, 2006

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