And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017 (Paperback)

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By Ronald Riekki (Editor)
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Upper Peninsula literature has traditionally been suppressed or minimized in Michigan anthologies and Michigan literature as a whole. Even the Upper Peninsula itself has been omitted from maps, creating a people and a place that have become in many ways "ungeographic." These people and this place are strongly made up of traditionally marginalized groups such as the working class, the rural poor, and Native Americans, which adds even more insult to the exclusion and forced oppressive silence. And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017, gives voice to Upper Peninsula writers, ensuring that they are included in Michigan's rich literary history. Ambitiously, And Here includes great U.P. writing from every decade spanning from the 1910s to the 2010s, starting with Lew R. Sarett's (a.k.a. Lone Caribou) "The Blue Duck: A Chippewa Medicine Dance" and ending with Margaret Noodin's "Babejianjisemigad" and Sally Brunk's "KBIC." Taken as a whole, the anthology forcefully insists on the geographic and literary inclusion of the U.P.--on both the map and the page.

About the Author

Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, Ronald Riekki is an award-winning short story writer, novelist, poet, playwright, and screenwriter.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611862591
ISBN-10: 1611862590
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 364
Language: English