Southeastern Minnesota Poets (SEMNP) of Rochester, Minnesota welcomes poets of all ages and stages in their writing careers. We foster growth, experience, and understanding of the art of poetry through writing, reading, and discussion.

SEMNP Monthly Gatherings

  • Second Tuesday of every month, 2–3:30 PM, at Rochester VFW
  • Third Thursday of every month, 6:30–8:00 PM, Scooters Coffee

For information, email us at, or visit our Facebook Page:

Bright Light Stories in the Night

During the early days of the pandemic, SEMNP wanted to create a virtual event that would bring our community together despite the distance COVID created. Bright Light Stories in the Night – a virtual reading of a special e-chapbook featuring poetry by local poets illustrated by local artists – did just that.

Volume 2

Event Reading & Q/A

March 4, 2022


Volume 1

Event Reading & Q/A

February 26, 2021