Paige Riehl is the author of Blood Ties, a poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press (2014). Her full-length manuscript titled Wait was a finalist for the 2017 Lindquist and Vennum Prize for Poetry (Milkweed Editions). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in many publications such as Crab Orchard Review, Portland Review, Meridian, South Dakota Review, and Nimrod International Journal. She won the 2012-2013 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and the 2011 Literal Latte Prize for Poetry and was a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee. In 2016, Billy Collins selected her to participate in his small Key West Literary Seminar poetry workshop. 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.