About / Bio

Rosetta “Rosie” Peters is a Minnesota-based poet, author, public speaker, storyteller, and activist, and has performed her poetry at several venues including The Loft, The Black Dog, The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, t.e.e., The Troubador, Penumbra Theater, Bosso Poetry, Stillwater Prison, MacPhail Center for Music, and many more. She has also regularly performed as part of the roving iNMiGRATiON performance installation series, and led site-specific poetry workshops for Wavelets Creative at multiple sites. Two of her poems were published in the 2018 Yellow Medicine Review. Since 2017, she has collaborated on live poetry + music performances with composer / musician JG Everest, with whom she has recorded an album of original pieces set to be released in summer 2022, recorded with Ben Durrant at Crazy Beast Studio (Andrew Bird, Roma di Luna, Dosh, Toby Thomas Churchill, etc)

Rosetta’s plans are to continue on to the University of Minnesota where she will pursue a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a second major in Native American Studies. She is excited to be a part of the revitalization of her ancestral language, Dakota, which is currently being taught at the University of Minnesota. She is of Yankton, Crow Creek, and Oglala descent. Rosetta hopes to learn the language and pass it on to future generations. She is a single mother of six beautiful children, four daughters and two sons.