Arleta Little
About the Artist





Arleta Little




Arleta Little is a poet and writer living and working in Minneapolis. Her literary work can be found in Blues Vision: African American Writing From Minnesota (2015) and in Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir of the Life of Dr. Josie Johnson (2019). She currently serves as an Arts Program Officer and the Director of the Artist Fellowships at the McKnight Foundation. Prior to working in philanthropy, she served as the Executive Director of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature and was dedicated to advancing and celebrating African American literature and writers. Committed to advancing racial equity and justice in Minnesota, she also serves on the board of Headwaters Foundation for Justice.