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How does place impact prose? Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula explores that very question, drawing on the work of Upper Peninsula authors past and present to create a vibrant kaleidoscope of voices and experiences. Bame-wa-wa-ge-zhik-aquay, Janet Loxley Lewis, Lorine Niedecker, Catie Rosemurgy, and thirty-one other authors important to the region appear in this exceptional and diverse volume. In poetry (“Spring” by Beverly Matherne, “For Those Who Dream of Cranes” by Elinor Benedict, and “Skin on Skin” by Sally Brunk), short fiction (“North Country” by Roxane Gay, “For the Healing of All Women” by April Lindala, and “Winter Mines” by Sharon Dilworth), and novel excerpts (from Once on This Island by Gloria Whelan, South of Superior by Ellen Airgood, and Dandelion Cottage by Carroll Watson Rankin), the unique character of the U.P. materializes on the page. The book also shines a spotlight on powerful emerging voices such as Lisa Fay Coutley, Charmi Keranen, and Saara Myrene Raappana. The first of its kind, this is an anthology for all seasons, an homage to the rich literary heritage of the region.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. Alison Swan
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Summer/Niibin
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. [Here in my native inland sea]
  2. Bame-wa-wa-ge-zhik-aquay
  3. p. 3
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  1. Announcement
  2. Elinor Benedict
  3. p. 4
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  1. South of Superior excerpt
  2. Ellen Airgood
  3. pp. 5-12
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  1. Fall/Automne
  2. pp. 13-14
  1. For Those Who Dream of Cranes
  2. Elinor Benedict
  3. p. 15
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  1. All I know of white,
  2. Saara Myrene Raappana
  3. p. 16
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  1. Lake Superior Confesses to the Shore of Keweenaw Bay
  2. Catie Rosemurgy
  3. pp. 17-18
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  1. Lopsided
  2. Barbara Henning
  3. p. 19
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  1. Seney
  2. Charmi Keranen
  3. pp. 20-21
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  1. Lake Superior
  2. Lorine Niedecker
  3. pp. 22-26
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  1. Dusk
  2. Stellanova Osborn
  3. p. 27
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  1. Sudden Calm at Maywood Shores
  2. Elinor Benedict
  3. p. 28
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  1. The Next Thing that Begins
  2. Amy McInnis
  3. p. 29
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  1. Once on This Island excerpt
  2. Gloria Whelan
  3. pp. 30-38
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  1. My Upper Peninsula
  2. Mary Biddinger
  3. pp. 39-40
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  1. Sweet Grass Spirit
  2. Clara Corbett
  3. p. 41
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  1. You Aren’t Sure & I May Not
  2. Emily Van Kley
  3. pp. 42-44
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  1. Vital Signs
  2. Emily Van Kley
  3. pp. 45-46
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  1. North Country
  2. Roxane Gay
  3. pp. 47-60
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  1. Love, with Trees and Lightning
  2. Catie Rosemurgy
  3. pp. 61-62
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  1. Copper Harbor
  2. Mary Biddinger
  3. pp. 63-64
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  1. Mad Dog Queen
  2. Sharon Dilworth
  3. pp. 65-81
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  1. My Lake
  2. Lisa Fay Coutley
  3. pp. 82-84
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  1. Winter/Talvi
  2. pp. 85-86
  1. Winter Mines
  2. Sharon Dilworth
  3. pp. 87-98
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  1. Evacuations
  2. Manda Frederick
  3. pp. 99-101
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  1. The Solutions to Brian’s Problem
  2. Bonnie Jo Campbell
  3. pp. 102-104
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  1. Absent In Its Arrival
  2. Manda Frederick
  3. pp. 105-109
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  1. Winter Wind
  2. Ellen Airgood
  3. pp. 110-114
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  1. Jane’s Christmas Gift 25 Dec 1841
  2. Bame-wa-wa-ge-zhik-aquay
  3. p. 115
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  1. Dandelion Cottage excerpt
  2. Carroll Watson Rankin
  3. pp. 116-120
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  1. How to Draw a Crow
  2. Anne Ohman Youngs
  3. p. 121
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  1. Imprinting
  2. Janeen Rastall
  3. pp. 122-124
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  1. The Lost Lie
  2. Anne Sexton
  3. pp. 125-126
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  1. The Break Away
  2. Anne Sexton
  3. pp. 127-135
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  1. The Inventory of Goodbye
  2. Anne Sexton
  3. pp. 136-137
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  1. Eighteen Maple Trees
  2. Jane Piirto
  3. pp. 138-142
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  1. I Am a Knife
  2. Roxane Gay
  3. pp. 143-151
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  1. Skin on Skin
  2. Sally Brunk
  3. pp. 152-155
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  1. The Rocky Islands
  2. Janet Loxley Lewis
  3. p. 156
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  1. Incomer
  2. Gloria Whelan
  3. pp. 157-165
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  1. Here
  2. Jane Piirto
  3. pp. 166-167
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  1. Authority Figure
  2. Sally Brunk
  3. pp. 168-169
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  1. Waiting on Bats at Dusk
  2. Manda Frederick
  3. pp. 170-171
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  1. Winter in Gold River
  2. Catie Rosemurgy
  3. pp. 172-173
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  1. New Year’s Eve
  2. Catie Rosemurgy
  3. pp. 174-175
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  1. Billy Recalls It Differently
  2. Catie Rosemurgy
  3. p. 176
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  1. Persephone
  2. Andrea Scarpino
  3. pp. 177-178
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  1. Bones: Okaniman
  2. Echoe Deibert
  3. pp. 179-180
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  1. [What horror to awake at night]
  2. Lorine Niedecker
  3. p. 181
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  1. Paradoxical Undressing
  2. Emily Walter
  3. p. 182
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  1. Errata
  2. Lisa Fay Coutley
  3. p. 183
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  1. Mishosha, or the Magician of the Lakes
  2. Bame-wa-wa-ge-zhik-aquay
  3. pp. 184-192
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  1. Spring/Primavera
  2. pp. 193-194
  1. Lines Written Under Severe Pain and Sickness
  2. Bame-wa-wa-ge-zhik-aquay
  3. p. 195
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  1. The Sleep
  2. Caitlin Horrocks
  3. pp. 196-211
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  1. Censors
  2. Stellanova Osborn
  3. p. 212
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  1. Spring
  2. Beverly Matherne
  3. p. 213
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  1. Sleeping in Spirit’s Room
  2. Diane Sautter
  3. p. 214
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  1. The Grandmother Remembers
  2. Janet Loxley Lewis
  3. p. 215
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  1. The Village
  2. Janet Loxley Lewis
  3. p. 216
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  1. The Baby Discovers
  2. Julie Brooks Barbour
  3. pp. 217-218
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  1. The Poet’s Vision
  2. Beverly Matherne
  3. pp. 219-222
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  1. Postscript
  2. Stellanova Osborn
  3. p. 223
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  1. For the Chinese People, Who See the Same Stars
  2. Elinor Benedict
  3. p. 224
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  1. In a Far City
  2. Elinor Benedict
  3. p. 225
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  1. Lac Vieux Desert
  2. Sally Brunk
  3. pp. 226-228
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  1. Summer/Niibin
  2. pp. 229-230
  1. If One Stands Next to Lake Superior
  2. Amy McInnis
  3. pp. 231-232
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  1. Summer in Gold River
  2. Catie Rosemurgy
  3. p. 233
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  1. Ironing
  2. Judith Minty
  3. pp. 234-235
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  1. For the Healing of All Women
  2. April Lindala
  3. pp. 236-246
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. Permissions
  2. pp. 249-255
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 256-264
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609174583
Related ISBN
9781611861631
MARC Record
OCLC
903861157
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2015-02-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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