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Under Purple Skies : the Minneapolis anthology

Author: Frank Bures; Laurie Hertzel
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : Belt Publishing, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In recent years, Minneapolis has become a literary powerhouse. Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology collects some of the most exciting work being done in, or about, Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, with narrative threads that stretch back not just to Scandinavia, but across the world. The writers here have won, or been shortlisted for, the Newbery Award, the Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Essays
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Bures; Laurie Hertzel
ISBN: 1948742438 9781948742436
OCLC Number: 1054832935
Description: 191 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue / Frank Bures --
Introduction / Laurie Hertzel --
Little house with the shared wall / Kao Kalia Yan --
Counting swallows / Morgan Grayce Willow --
The city by Segway / Doug Mack --
Distortion / Todd Boss --
Sewers / Bill Donahue --
The Minneapolis poem / James Wright --
The Minneapolis poem / Dobby Gibson --
No, you turn / Jason Good --
Safe in Minnesota / Ahmed Ismail Yusuf --
The revealing season / Marion James --
Prince is alive! (and lives in Minneapolis) / Neal Karlen --
Bobby Zimmerman was here / Leif Petterson --
Rock 'n' roll exterminators / Eric Dregni --
Spark / Valérie Déus --
Wild places / Kelly Barnhill --
On Minnehaha Creek in May / Kris Bigalk --
Run for me / Lindsay Neilson --
My brother's bachelor party / Kevin Kling --
The coldest game / Steve Marsh --
Elegy for the Metrodome / Matt Rasmusssen --
The Mauer myth / Robert O'Connell --
Cycling season / William Souder --
The secret handshake / Max Ross --
Minneapolis revisited / Shannon Gibney --
You tell me / Sofia Burford --
Minneapolis public / David Mura --
Parkway Theater, 1969 / Sheila O'Connor --
Powderhorn / Ed Bok Lee --
The long Road from Somalia / Fathia Absie --
Dakota homecoming / Gwen Nell Westerman --
Over there / Sarah Stonich --
Full circle / Marge Barrett --
Seasons of Minneapolis / Adam Regn Arvidson --
The why / Bao Phi --
Invisible ink: the art of an unfinished life / Jason Albert --
The first winter / Rae Meadows --
The Chain of Lakes / Jay Botten --
Life on an urban lake / John Rosengren --
On the Number 6 between Lakewood Cemetery and Lake Calhoun / Julia Bernick --
Crossing over / Megan Kaplan --
Hennepin and Lagoon, Minneapolis, 1984 / Joshua Davies --
Wall of sound / Lars Ostrom --
Purple rain / Luisa Muradyan --
Homeboy / J.D. Fratzke --
Lake Street Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet / Marci Rendon --
Eating halva on Lake Street / James Norton --
Beauty supply / Dobby Gibson --
Party bus / Peggy "Pearl" Zambory --
On Second Street Northeast / Francine Marie Tolf --
The forgotten river/ Jonathan Raban --
The draw of the River: John Berryman / Sandra Sidman Larson --
Mississippi drift / Matthew Power --
Elegy for Bridge 9340, Minneapolis, 2007 / Su Hwang --
Nye's / Julia Klatt Singer --
Midnight in the Garden with Claes Oldenburg / Tami Mohamed Brown --
Prince of the Midwest / Michael Perry --
I'm going back to Minnesota where sadness makes sense / Danez Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Bures ; [introduction by Laurie Hertzel].

Abstract:

In recent years, Minneapolis has become a literary powerhouse. Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology collects some of the most exciting work being done in, or about, Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, with narrative threads that stretch back not just to Scandinavia, but across the world. The writers here have won, or been shortlisted for, the Newbery Award, the Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer, the Caldecott Award, the National Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and many others. Contributors include Kelly Barnhill, Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang, Michael Perry, Bao Phi, Danez Smith, Shannon Gibney and many more, alongside new and first-time writers.

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