Powderhorn poet laureate

93680Longtime Powderhorn Park neighborhood resident Mildred Farkash Miller passed away Oct. 29, 2014, at the age of 94. She was proud to be born the year women got the vote and could often be seen sitting on her backporch swing reading. The late poet Roy McBride called Mildred “the poet laureate of Powderhorn.” Her book of poems, “A World Split Open,” was published by Powderhorn Writers Festival in 1998 and gave Mildred a second career as public speaker at middle school, high school and college classrooms around the metro area.
Funeral information: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11:30 am.  Service at Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel, 126 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis 55404. Interment will be at 1:15 p.m. at Fort Snelling for family and close friends. Luncheon afterward—location and time to be announced.    –from Shari Albers

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