Paige Riehl is the author of Blood Ties, a poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press (2014). Her poetry has appeared in many publications such as Meridian, South Dakota Review, Nimrod International Journal, and Thought & Action. She won the 2012-2013 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and the 2011 Literal Latte Prize for Poetry. She is the Poetry Editor for Midway Journal and an English faculty member at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
Paige grew up on a farm eight miles from Rosholt, South Dakota, a small town with a population of around 400 people. Paige loves to travel and has explored 19 countries, including living for a summer in Ireland and for a few months in Spain. She lives in Saint Paul, MN, with her family.
Paige earned her bachelor’s degree from Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University, Moorhead), a Master’s Degree in English from North Dakota State University, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Poetry from Hamline University.