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William Brewer – 08/29/2017

I saw the opiate epidemic start to swallow up my home. It worked quickly and indiscriminately. Each trip back was met with news of a different friend using, or in rehab, or dealing, or in jail, or worse. But it was only after a very specific moment that I became committed to writing this book, a moment of initial frustration within myself.

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Amy & Dave Freeman – 08/28/2017

We are so excited to share that we got to see the first copies of A Year in the Wilderness today! Check out this timelapse of us signing over 600 copies, which will be sent to everyone who preorders to book before its publication date on September 23. For everyone who's already ordered a copy: stay tuned! Books will ship after Labor Day.

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Carissa Hansen – 08/24/2017

Are you gearing up for some food on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair? Here are some of the production materials for the anthology Fiction on a Stick, which we published in 2008

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Milkweed Staff – 08/23/2017

A year ago today, Max Ritvo passed away after a long battle with cancer. Here are just a few of the most wonderful interviews, reviews, and remembrances of Max available on the internet.

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Amy & Dave Freeman – 08/17/2017

Amy and Dave Freeman lived in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota for an entire year. Their book, A Year in the Wilderness, is a rousing cry of witness activism and a stunning tribute to wild places. One year ago today, Dave awoke before dawn and crawled out of their tent. This is what he saw.

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Carissa Hansen – 08/10/2017

These are just a few of the many documents housed at the Upper Midwest Literary Archives.

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Carissa Hansen – 08/03/2017

Carissa Hansen, the Project Archivist at the Upper Midwest Literary Archives (UMLA), has spent hours sifting through and organizing the years of history contained in Milkweed’s archives. As part of the Prairie Poets and Press project, Carissa writes about the Widwestern literary legends that live in these files, illuminating Milkweed's history and the vast legacy of Minnesota writers.

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Milkweed Staff – 08/01/2017

When Amy and Dave Freeman learned of toxic mining proposed along the edge of the Boundary Waters, they decided they needed to take action—by spending an entire year in the Wilderness, sharing their experience through video, photos, and a blog that reached hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens. A Year in the Wilderness is their story.

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Milkweed Staff – 07/17/2017

During our Kickstarter campaign, one of the promises we made was to support emerging writers—those with just a debut or second book to their name. Emerging writers often struggle to reach readers in the marketplace because it favors guaranteed sales from proven authors, so we pledged to read, stock, and celebrate their books in part by devoting an entire section of Milkweed Books to their work. Our front display (the first thing you see when you walk in the door!) is dedicated to these important...

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Joey McGarvey – 06/17/2017

Dalia Rosenfeld, author of the debut story collection The Worlds We Think We Know, joined Milkweed editor Joey McGarvey in a discussion about place, humor, and literary influences. From the meaning of symbolism to the catalysts for character creation, Rosenfeld recounts how her book came into being. 

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