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Poet with Morris roots called “American Master” in New York Times

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MORRIS, Minn. – When poet Tom Hennen was growing up near Morris in the 1940s, the big rivalry wasn’t town versus gown – it was town versus country.


“It got to be quite a rivalry,” said Hennen.  “Nothing against the town of Morris, but my roots are in the country around Morris.”

Hennen has channeled his lifelong love of nature and the wide open spaces of the prairie into his poetry.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.