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Associate Poet Laureate and local artist publish book

"This Grass," a book of poems by poet Jamie Parsley and paintings by artist Gin Templeton was recently published by Enso Press of Fargo.

Parsley, the author of eight previous books of poems, was named an Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota in 2004 by the state's current Poet Laureate, Larry Woiwode. He is also an Episcopal priest, serving at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Fargo and in the N.D. Episcopal Diocese. He is a 1988 graduate of West Fargo High School.

Templeton has had her work exhibited at several galleries in Fargo, Jamestown, Minneapolis and around the U.S. She works out of her studio in downtown Fargo.

An open house to celebrate the publication of the book will be held on Mon. Dec. 14, beginning at 7 p.m., at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 120 21 Ave. N., Fargo. The book is available at local bookstores and can also be ordered from and