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Annette Langlois Grunseth, Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a poet and advocate for human rights. Her work has been published in journals, books and anthologies in the Midwest, Oregon and Nova Scotia.

Her chapbook Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition (Finishing Line Press 2017) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry and the Society of Midland Authors Poetry Prize.

She has earned awards for her poetry with Wisconsin Academy Review, Wisconsin People & Ideas and the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. She often writes poetry on the bike trail or in her kayak on northern lakes where her muse tags along, just for the exercise.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and precious life?”
— Mary Oliver


  • Grunseth has had poems published in Wisconsin Academy Reviews, Wisconsin People and Ideas, Midwest Prairie Review.

  • Three of her nature poems, Prayers to Gaia were set to original music composed by Shannon Lauriston, and performed at the Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

  • Her poem, "Theory of Choir" was one of 88 poems chosen from a field of 3,000 poems for the Poetry Box/Poeming Pigeons anthology (Portland, Oregon) special music edition

  • Her poems have appeared in Peninsula Pulse, The Door Voice, Free Verse, Blue Heron Review, SOUNDINGS: Door County in Poetry, Ariel Anthology, Fox Cry Review, The Poetry of Cold, and Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual calendars

  • Her love of photography is often paired with poetry.