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Values & Vision Book Discussion for August

Our “Values & Vision” Book Discussion series is underwritten by University of Minnesota Press August 25 — What matters to us? This

  • 07/28/2022
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Imagine the Year 2060

People emerged from their homes with shocked, confused stares, like deer emerging from forest wildfire.

  • 07/28/2022
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Sisterhood, Not Cisterhood

Coming out is a big change, and it’s natural to have questions. If you’re close enough to a person, you can usually feel out if a question is okay.

  • 06/25/2022
Amy Sullivan by Lucia Possehl

De-stigmatizing Substance Use Disorders

We often do not treat people who are seeking help for a drug addiction with empathy. We treat them with judgment and scorn.

  • 05/28/2022
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Poem: “Our Mothers”

Do you ever wonder about the mother of Moses?

  • 04/28/2022
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My 12,000-Mile Bike Trip

Gusts were so strong we expended energy just to keep the bikes upright. Dust swirled, filling our lungs.

  • 04/28/2022
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Phases of the Mom

My own mom frequently said she knew I was growing up when I stopped holding her hand and realized I had become a woman when I reached for her again.

  • 02/28/2022
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A Life in Books

The founder of Milkweed Editions reflects.

  • 02/28/2022
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Holiday Reading Suggestions 2021

New releases from Minnesota authors.

  • 11/30/2021
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The Stone Tomahawk

Excerpted from “The Stone Tomahawk” in Linda LeGarde Grover, “Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong” from the University of Minnesota Press, October 2021.

  • 10/27/2021
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My Mother’s Salmon-Pink Dress

Though it would be better not to carry any suitcase other than my body, which is — mostly anyway — vents, memories, and naked bones.

  • 08/25/2021
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“Sparked”: Background Experiences (part 1)

Reflections on the murder of George Floyd and the uprisings that followed, and on racism in Minnesota, as told by former residents of the state

  • 08/15/2021