Course on Midwest Culture: Big Ten

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ohio State preseason open practice, 2012; Ohio By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture series Editor I was at a party filled with English PhD students and…

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Readings: The Egg And The Machine

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Food Security; larger, high resolution images available at The Lexicon for Sustainability Today we offer a Readings selection from Robert Frost: his 1923 poem “The Egg And The…

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Poetry, Place, And The Problems Of Community

Monday, June 4, 2012

Back Road Chalkies to Hurricane Irene; Bob Arnold We return this week with an update from poet, editor, and stonemason Bob Arnold. As we wrote last year, Mr….

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Readings: Rural Traditions Sunk Into Eternal Oblivion

Monday, May 7, 2012

from The Farmer’s Year: A Calendar of Animal Husbandry; Clare Leighton, 1935 In our Readings series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer perspectives, expand…

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The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tree In Silo; Ken Wolf Many thanks to María Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times,…

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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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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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Idiom and Assimilation: Miles Davis & C.D. Wright

Saturday, April 7, 2012

John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans, recording in 1958 If there is any particular affinity I have for poetry associated with the South, it is…

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Rural Poetry Series: C.D. Wright

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I’m country but sophisticated. I’m particular and concrete, but I’m probing another plane. . . . There are many times when I want to hammer the head. Other…

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Poor Moon, Rich Harvest

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MC Taylor and his son; Paradise of Bachelors Earlier this month, Hiss Golden Messenger released their fourth record: Poor Moon. It’s a meditative and beguiling collection of songs…

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