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Annette Langlois Grunseth

Annette Langlois Grunseth is retired from a career in healthcare marketing and public relations. She received the 2022 Hal Prize for poetry and a 2022 Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America for her book, "Combat and Campus: Writing Through War," a biography of her brother’s Vietnam War letters and her concurrent year at UW-Madison during the antiwar protests. She earned a Pushcart prize nomination with her book "Becoming Trans-Parent: One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition. " Grunseth has been published in "Wisconsin People & Ideas," "Bramble," "The Poeming Pigeon," and contributed to Door County anthologies, "Soundings: Door County in Poetry" and "Halfway to the North Pole." She has received awards from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, The Wisconsin Academy, and The Mill, A Place for Writers. She is a member of the Belles Lettres writing group, Door County Poets Collective, Door County Published Authors Collective, and Write On Door County. In her free time, she enjoys bicycling, writing poems from her kayak, and camping in Door County. 


Combat and Campus: Writing Through War 2021

Elm Grove Press, 2021 Old Mystic, CT 
Correspondence between Vietnam veteran and
his sister plus her poetry offer a unique
perspective of the war in Vietnam and social change happening at home. Together, they
share what was learned and what was lost.
(letters, poetry, memoir)

Combat to Campus Front Cover-Gold.jpg


Becoming Trans-Parent: One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition

2017 Finishing Line Press.

One parent’s experience of an adult child transitioning from son to daughter, from man to woman. Through poetry, information is woven around a family’s story with the hope to provide awareness about the struggle of gender identity. Becoming Trans-Parent: One
Family’s Journey of Gender Transition
was honored with a Pushcart Prize nomination.

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