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Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland

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The American Midwest provides the ideal landscape for literature exploring the intricate evolution of American ideology and culture from the earliest frontiersmen and settlers to present day citizens. In celebration of this region's inherent importance to American identity, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland presents a myriad of Midwestern-focused literat ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Ice Cube Press
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Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Contributor Notes on "Letters After Achilles"

As the title suggests, my nonfiction essay is a series of letters written in the wake of Achilles, a big snowstorm that hit the Midwest in May of 2013. The letters are actually addressed to different aspects of the natural world, like the bees, the storm itself, and the tallgrass prairie.

When the storm hit, it had only been a few days since I - along with a group of other writers at Iowa State University - had established our very first beehives. In b
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Heather
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Interesting read. It is a collection of short stories and poems. Some are really good and some are okay. Overall, very interesting read and stirred up lots of memories from WI, IA, MN, and upper MI!
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