David Bengtson

David Bengtson lives in Long Prairie, Minnesota, where he taught English at the high school for 34 years. He was a member of the planning committee for the first “Poetry Hour” at the Mississippi River Stage at the 2002 Minnesota State Fair, where he was also one of the seven poets who read. This event was sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service and was repeated at the 2003 Minnesota State Fair, where he handed out his first batch of “Poems-on-Sticks,” featuring his poems and Mike Hazard’s photographs. Since then, he has given away almost 16,000 “Poems-on-Sticks” at readings, workshops, coffee shops, bookstores, and concerts.