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Emily Vieweg

Emily Vieweg's Bipolar Poem

Jul 15, 2019
Starling Artistry

Emily Vieweg is a Fargo poet with a growing reputation  One particular poem she is reputed for is "Bipolar Is..."  Here, she discusses with Bill Thomas making a "Poem Video" about it, and how the poem has attached to her -- and that she is OK with that.  The piece concludes with an energetic, live-audience reading of the poem. 

Emily Vieweg's Book is Coming + A Proto-Sonnet

Jul 11, 2019
Adrianne Mathiowetz Photograph

Bill Thomas asks Emily Vieweg (Fargo poet) what is coming up for her. She talks about working on a complete book of her poems so far (and how a grant has helped), and also about her project to convert 30 poems into sonnets.  Then we hear her read one of the poems that is not yet a sonnet. 


Emily Vieweg, a poet living in Fargo, got a commission from the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre to write a poem responding to their production of "The Laramie Project." That play is a work of documentary theatre about the murder of Matthew Shepard. She speaks with Bill Thomas about the process, and then we hear her reading of the poem.

This piece is funded in part by The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.