Books

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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
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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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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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In the News: November 2021

Food costs, lab-developed beef, Towerside energy vision, food system books

  • 10/27/2021
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Writing for Generations

Twenty years ago, the main characters — Ojibwe cousins Sher and Kris — emerged during a short writing exercise. It

  • 09/20/2021
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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”: Current Residents on Defunding Police (part 2)

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

  • 08/15/2021
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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

(Pandemic) Motherhood, Labor and Loss

The pandemic changed every aspect of our lives, from work, to schooling, to family life. As widely reported, mothers were

  • 08/04/2021
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Expanding Conversation: Mother Tree (part 2)

“Our success in coevolution — our success as a productive society — is only as good as the strength of these bonds with other individuals and species.”

  • 07/22/2021