Co-creating Art for connection and political change

 Poetry for People

Molly Van Avery is the Founder of Minneapolis-based Poetry for People. The mission of Poetry for People is to infuse poetry into the daily lives of people and neighborhoods to cultivate pleasure, curiosity, and interest in the world and the people who live in it. 

Poetry & Pie

in the Park

this house is not for sale



Molly Van Avery is a writer and public artist living in the Powderhorn neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Seeking to infuse the poetic into the public, Molly is passionate about projects that impact people and policy in the pursuit of dismantling white supremacy. 

Molly has been the Artist and Community Coordinator at Pillsbury House + Theatre and taught with Higher Education Consortium of Urban Affairs. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University and is pursuing a Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services.

In all of her creative and professional roles, Molly is passionate about racial equity and gender liberation and pursues or creates artistic opportunities for emerging, queer, and/or artists of color to re-shape the world. She is currently at work on her debut novel. Molly is proud to be a single parent by choice and is inspired to co-create a more just world with ancestors and descendants as guides. 



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