Finnish North American Literature Association
Earl “Pete” Nurmi was born in 1942. He grew up and lives in Minnesota. His work
has been supported by the Metropolitan Council of Minneapolis, the Minnesota
State Arts Board, and the Hennepin Writers Guild. Individual poems by Nurmi have
appeared in the Daily World, The Smith, Real Poetry, Long View Journal,
Perspectives, Työmies Eteenpäin, Full Circle, and other publications.
Nurmi, Earl. A Diverse Gathering. A Chapbook. West End Press.
---.My Nation, The World. Robbinsdale, MN: Guild Press, 1981.
---. “25-36 Calibre Rifle” and “Trapping Weasel near Duluth in Winter.” In Michael
Karni and Aili Jarvenpa, editors, Sampo the Magic Mill: A Collection of Finnish-
American Writing. Minneapolis, MN: New Rivers Press, 1989.