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Northfield Poet Laureate: Carleton Miscellany

The Northfield Poet Laureate is sponsored by the City of Northfield and funded by the Northfield Public Library and the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), in partnership with the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission.

Carleton Miscellany: Carleton's Nationally-Known Literary Magazine

"The ­Carleton Miscellany was a nationally acclaimed literary magazine published quarterly at Carleton College from 1960-1980.  It was founded by Reed Whittemore who taught at Carleton from 1947-1966.  The magazine was an intellectual successor to Furioso, a literary magazine cofounded by Whittemore and Jim Angleton while they were students at Yale and published privately from 1939-53.  It became known for including a wide array of genres and its distinctive combination of social commentary and literate whimsy, as well as its trademark chimney sweep figure, later known as the 'imp.'

"At its zenith, the Carleton Miscellany was on par with the Kenyon Review, attracting at least twelve authors who later went on to win a Pulitzer Prize. Among them were Richard Eberhart, Donald Justice, Carolyn Kizer, Maxine Kumin, R.W.B. Lewis, Howard Nemerov, Anne Sexton, Karl Shapiro, Mark Strand, Mona Van Duyn, C.K. Williams and Charles Wright.

"Sadly, the Carleton Miscellany ceased publication with the Winter 1980 issue (v.12, no.3) due to financial straits."  (Source)

The Carleton Miscellany has been digitized, and is available here.