Barton Sutter is a true northerner and it often shows in his writing. He is has won numerous awards for his writing including Duluth Poet Laureate in 2006. He spent a number of years teaching full time at UW-Superior and shared his knowledge with many students during that time. It's fair to say Sutter has found his niche as a poet and author in the Northland.
2nd Place: Danielle Sosin