Joyce Sutphen (born August 10, 1949) is an American poet, currently serving as Minnesota's Poet Laureate. She is the state's second laureate, appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in August, 2011. Sutphen also serves as a professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
Her first book of poetry, Straight Out of View (Beacon Press, 1995), won the Barnard New Women's Poets Prize. Her second, Coming Back to the Body (Holy Cow! Press, 2000), was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award, and her third, Naming the Stars (2004), also from Holy Cow! Press, won the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry.
In 2005, Red Dragonfly Press published a fine press edition of Fourteen Sonnets. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Water~Stone, Hayden's Ferry, Shenandoah, Luna.
- "From The 6th Floor". THE CORTLAND REVIEW. December 2006.
- "Winter’s Night", Todd Boss, February 16, 2008
- Naming the stars: poems. Holy Cow! Press. 2004. ISBN 978-0-930100-05-6. (1st edition Beacon Press (Boston, MA), 1995)
- Straight Out of View. Boston, MA: Beacon Press. 1995. ISBN 978-0-8070-6825-0.
- Coming Back to the Body. Minneapolis, MN: Holy Cow!. 2000. ISBN 978-0-930100-98-8.
- Fourteen sonnets. Red Dragonfly Press. 2005.
- First Words. Red Dragonfly Press. 2010. ISBN 978-1-890193-91-1.
- Joyce Sutphen, Connie Wanek, Thom Tammaro, ed. (2006). To sing along the way: Minnesota women poets from pre-Territorial days to the present. New Rivers Press. ISBN 978-0-89823-232-5.
- Billy Collins, ed. (2005). 180 more: extraordinary poems for every day. Random House Trade Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-8129-7296-2.
- Pamela Gemin, Paula Sergi, ed. (1999). Boomer girls: poems by women from the baby boom generation. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-0-87745-687-2.
- Sutphen, Joyce (1997). "Red Rooster". The American Poetry Review.