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Holly Day

Holly DayHolly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Tampa Review, SLAB, and Gargoyle.
Her published books include Walking Twin Cities, Music Theory for Dummies, and Ugly Girl. 

Holly's microchap & selected poem are available below. 

Origami Microchap

Selected Poem(s)

One Year



Holly Day CVR One Year 2017

Cover:  Author's backyard, stylized 



Every year, I keep trying to figure out some-

thing I like about winter, and every year, I 

come up short for answers. The only consola-

tion about having everything so cold outside 

is that all of my favorite flowers—lilies, tulips, 

daffodils, crocus—need to have this cold time 

to rest in order to bloom in spring and summer. 

That, and the squirrels seem friendlier when 

it’s cold out, and I love seeing their fat little 

faces on my back porch in the morning as 

they search for the breakfast scraps I put out 

for them after the kids leave for school.

Holly Day © 2017





confusing month.  May can leave one shell-shocked with beautiful spring afternoons full of birds and flowers and blizzards separated by a matter of days, to the point where each new beautiful day demands to be packed with as much outdoor activity as possible for fear of wasting the weather. June usually means the snow has gone for good, but still, every time a cool breeze comes through, it brings with it the possibility that another beautiful day is about to come to an end.