Hogs Will Inherit the Earth: Pinckney Benedict

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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In partnership with the Fiction Writers Review: the second interview in the Rural Fiction series                            ….

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Midwest Realism in the Contemporary Novel

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Perhaps we’re witnessing a shift back to the region’s realist origins. More likely, the Midwest is blooming into a wide proliferation of literary style.        …

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Double Weekly Feed: Wild Girls, Our Town, Native Ground, Westbrook Artists, and more

Monday, November 5, 2012

 International Sonoran Desert Alliance, recipient of a NEA Our Town grant By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor • Congratulations to our colleague Mary Stewart Atwell, whose debut novel…

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Discovering Christ in a Michigan Laundromat

Monday, September 10, 2012

from the On Wisconsin project; Mark Brautigam, as seen on fly over art Please find below an excerpt from “That Story,” by Jack Driscoll, a work that was…

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Jack Driscoll: Place Forms Character

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Editor’s Note: Today we are pleased to welcome Polly Atwell as a contributor. Polly is a writer, critic, and author of Wild Girls, a novel forthcoming from Scribner…

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Course On Midwest Culture: Ray Bradbury, RIP

Friday, June 8, 2012



By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture series Editor Perhaps tied with Jules Verne and J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury may be my longest-running literary friend. His leatherbound anthology…

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Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture: "It All Turns On Affection"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On Monday night Wendell Berry delivered “It All Turns on Affection,” the 2012 Jefferson Lecture at the Kennedy Center. Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities offers…

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TONIGHT: Live Broadcast of Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture

Monday, April 23, 2012

Here’s further news on tonight’s live stream, from Ivy Brashear of The Rural Blog: Poet, essayist, novelist, farmer and conservationist Wendell Berry will deliver the 2012 Jefferson Lecture…

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Readings: A Route on the Map: Italo Calvino and Double Edge Theatre

Monday, April 23, 2012

Photographs of The Grand Parade; Maria Baranova In our Readings series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer perspectives, expand dialogues, and challenge assumptions. Today…

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Rural Arts From The Rustbelt To The Artist Belt

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Later this week, The Art of the Rural will take part in the fourth Rustbelt to Artist Belt conference, which is meeting this year in Saint Louis, Missouri…

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