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Meet Meghan Maloney-Vinz and Kate Shuknecht: the creative minds, and hands, behind broadcraft press.


Kate Shuknecht and Meghan Maloney-Vinz profile

this is Kate and this is Meghan


Meghan Maloney-Vinz, Founding Member

Maloney-Vinz hails from Lake Mills, Wisconsin, a small town near Madison known for its underwater ancient pyramids. Really. She received her BA from the University of St. Thomas and taught high school English for eight years at St. Paul Central before leaving the profession to pursue her MFA in poetry. Her poetry manuscript, World, was one of the finalists for consideration of Outstanding Thesis in its genre for 2007. While studying at Hamline, Meghan created and managed the branding and design for the Hamline graduate student group, West Egg Literati. She also served on the poetry editorial board for two issues of Water~Stone Review including 2007 when she was Poetry Assistant Editor, and upon graduation was hired as the journal’s Managing Editor. In addition to her duties with Water~Stone, Meghan is also the director of the Hamline Young Writers Workshop.

Meghan lives in St. Paul with her partner, Lisa, and their children Maeve and Hughes. When not wrangling the family or managing literary forces of the local universe, she is most likely watching any sport available and concocting theme drinks for any and all occasions.

Kate Shuknecht,
Founding Member

Kate Shuknecht is a native Western New Yorker, which, interestingly enough, gives her a regional accent much like a native mid-westerner. She spent her formative years reading books inappropriate for her age and slapping sounds together to make little ditties. After studying creative writing with several brilliant professors between Genessee Community College and SUNY Brockport, she finally found the balls to call herself a poet. She continued her studies at Hamline University, where she developed her skills in poetry both as a writer and as a publisher working several stints as editor and one as editor-in-chief for the student magazine rock,paper,scissors and also as an editor on The Water~Stone Review. At Hamline, she was vitally active in the student group West Egg Literati where she planned and promoted events and maintained communications for two years. It was also at Hamline that Kate found and fell for book arts and had the opportunity to work under several esteemed book artists. She graduated with her MFA in 2010.

When she isn’t working on her own poems, making books with the broads of bcp, or sneaking back East to visit her family, she works around food as much as possible (especially bacon). Whether words or food, she’s a big fan of the local scene.


Founding Members (retired):
Julia Jenson
Meg Masterson


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