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, Icehouse, t.e.e., The Troubador, Penumbra Theater, Bosso Poetry, Stillwater Prison, The Hook & Ladder, MacPhail Center for Music, and many more, usually with live musical accompaniment by composer / musician JG Everest, with whom she has been closely collaborating since 2017. Two of her poems were published in the 2018 Yellow Medicine Review. She is the recipient of a 2020 MN State Arts Board Creative Support for Individuals grant and a 2021 MRAC Next Step Grant. In 2022, Peters + Everest recorded and released a chapbook album of original pieces entitled “The Hummingbird’s Dance”, recorded with engineer and co-producer Ben Durrant at Crazy Beast Studio (Andrew Bird, Roma di Luna, Dosh, Toby Thomas Churchill, etc).

Rosetta 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.

Rosetta Peters + JG Everest perform at the MacPhail Center For Music
Rosetta Peters + JG Everest perform at The Brookside in Marine-on-St-Croix.