Sonja Kosler

Sonja Kosler is a retired broadcast and print journalist. She lives on the shore of a small west-central Minnesota lake. Her poetry has been published locally, regionally and nationally. She has been awarded several work/study grants. She is also a shamanic practitioner, an award-winning photographer and oral tradition storyteller.

Resting Place

My family will speak in duty words muted by the decision-making weight. Burial or cremation. Caskets, vaults, urns. Chapel, synagogue, home. They will dismiss my desires as the outcome of a diminished...


My universe is nothing more nor less than one red feather on the wing of a blackbird perched on last year’s cattail.