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Hans Weyandt – 05/31/2017

The next Milkweed Books Subscription pick is here! Read on for more about Edward McPherson's The History of the Future, plus other books that explore American myths and misdeeds, boomtowns and Doom Towns.

Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 05/26/2017

In precise sentences and assured prose, all three of these writers have crafted singular works of personal nonfiction.

Authors / Watch & Listen

Milkweed Staff – 05/16/2017

Today marks the official U.S. publication of Tim Winton's acclaimed memoir, Island Home. The author of twenty-eight books for adults and children, Winton is known worldwide as one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists. Island Home offers readers a more intimate view of Winton's relationship to his home—to the sea, scrub, and swamp as vital to him as the blood relations of family.

Bookstore / Roundup

Hans Weyandt – 05/11/2017

My reading of novels is often framed by a theme, be it an idea or location or era. Lately, that theme is novels that contain both sadness and humor.

Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 04/28/2017

Like all of us at Milkweed Books, I like to read across genres, but I have a soft spot for books that are themselves cross-genre, and particularly those that mess up the lines delineating what is and isn’t fiction. The following selections are a few such titles I’ve loved. One I received at a party, one I bought on a whim at another independent bookstore (shout-out to Subtext Books, my neighborhood store), and another I read after seeing it in the social media feeds of a few other trusted bookstores and booksellers. I wouldn’t normally include two books from the same press, but The Gift comes out in early May and I want everyone to read it right away, so Coffee House gets two this time.

Poetry & Migration

Lauren Hunter – 04/27/2017

As part of "Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration," the first formalized programming of the Poetry Coalition, Milkweed Editions, Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, and Birds, LLC have partnered to curate a selection of poems on the theme of migration. Installment #8: Lauren Hunter's "i am warm and powerful," from Human Achievements.

Bookstore / Roundup

Celia Mattison – 04/26/2017

This month I picked three books I eyed for a while before finally picking up—ones I knew I would want to devote an entire, uninterrupted afternoon to read. Daley and I sometimes joke about how we aren't sure whether we like books or whether we are just so haunted by them we can't let them go. These are three I definitely enjoyed while reading but, more importantly, they are books that have been lodged in my brain for weeks, ones I find myself wanting to return to and talk about and share.

Authors

Shawn Otto – 04/21/2017

The upcoming March for Science is in many ways a March for Democracy, and if you like freedom and equality, or at least what’s left of them, you should march in support of science.

Authors

Robin Wall Kimmerer – 04/21/2017

As indigenous scientists and allies, we endorse the March for Science and recognize that while Western Science is a powerful approach, it is not the only one. We need to engage the power of both Western and Indigenous Science on behalf of the living earth. Let Us March not just for Science but for Sciences!

Poetry & Migration

Sean Hill – 04/20/2017

As part of "Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration," the first formalized programming of the Poetry Coalition, Milkweed Editions, Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, and Birds, LLC have partnered to curate a selection of poems on the theme of migration. Installment #7: Sean Hill's "Postcard to the Bottoms of My Shoes," from Dangerous Goods.

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