Co-creating Art for connection and political change
Poetry for People
Diver Van Avery is the Co-founder of Minneapolis-based Poetry for People alongside Miré Regulus 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
Diver Van Avery is a writer and public artist living in the Powderhorn neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Seeking to infuse the poetic into the public, Diver is passionate about projects that impact people and policy in the pursuit of dismantling white supremacy.
Diver 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, Diver 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. Diver 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.