Lorine Niedecker’s Calendar Poems: July

Monday, July 11, 2011

from Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works, edited by Jenny Penberthy What a white muffler in a dark coat will do for a dull man  More information on Lorine Niedecker…

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In Brief: Prairie Churches and Sunken Steamboats

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hope Church, Grant County, North Dakota; Preservation North Dakota Today we debut In Brief, a series offering a selection of links and videos for folks to explore. While…

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On The 4th: Where Soldiers Come From

Monday, July 4, 2011

Dominic Fredianelli at work on a mural; Where Soldiers Come From U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack often quotes this statistic: rural America comprises 20% of the nation’s…

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Honoring The Treaty: Aaron Huey and The Pine Ridge Reservation

Thursday, May 5, 2011

photograph by Aaron Huey All my first assignments were about poverty and gangs, and all those first stories skimmed the surface. And now, six years later, now that…

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Hearing from the Next Generation in Rural Minnesota

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I’ve received some emails about a link posted on The Rural Blog yesterday–and I’m excited to share this today. The MinnPost’s series Rural Minnesota: A Generation at the…

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Where Soldiers Come From

Thursday, March 10, 2011

production still from Where Soldiers Come From I spent nearly two years filming them as regular 19 and 20-year-olds before they became active duty soldiers serving in Afghanistan,”…

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The Calendar Poems of Lorine Niedecker

Thursday, February 3, 2011

from Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works, edited by Jenny Penberthy Wade all life backward to its source which runs too far ahead Between digging out from our massive Midwestern…

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Bob Dylan’s Direction Home?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

City’s just a jungle; more games to playTrapped in the heart of it, tryin’ to get awayI was raised in the country, I been workin’ in the townI…

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Making Connections At The Wormfarm

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A view from a studio; from The Wormfarm Facebook page The Wormfarm started in 1995 as a CSA, growing vegetables primarily for urban folks, so that urban-rural connection…

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Modern (Rural) Art: You Can’t Make That Here

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

photograph by David Lundahl I recently had an opportunity to re-visit David Lundahl, the photographer, sculptor and musician from southern Wisconsin who (over 15 years) has taken 115,000…

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