Blog Posts by Milkweed Staff

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Authors / Watch & Listen

Milkweed Staff – 08/31/2017

Alex Lemon's new memoir, Feverland, is a fragmented exploration of trauma, the fallibility of the body, and the joys of being alive. Listen to him introduce the book and read from the first essay, "EKG."

Authors / Watch & Listen

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.

Authors / Watch & Listen

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.

Bookstore / Roundup

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...

News / Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 06/15/2017

Milkweed Editions, in partnership with Riva Ariella Ritvo-Slifka and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, is pleased to announce the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. The winning poet will receive publication by Milkweed Editions in April 2018 and $10,000, making the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize the most lucrative first-book prize.

Authors / Watch & Listen

Milkweed Staff – 06/13/2017

Feeling a lack of meaningful connection to their cultural roots—Lurie as the son of a reticent Holocaust survivor, José attempting to access a communal histroy obliterated by centuries of oppression—Canoeing with José is the story of two men who embark on a two-thousand mile paddle from Breckenridge, Minnesota to the Hudson Bay. Faced with mosquitoes, extreme weather, suspicious law enforcement officers, tricky border crossings, and José's preference for Kanye West over the great outdoors,, the trip becomes an oddysey of self-discovery and companionship.

Their friend, Markus Hoeckner, produced a short documentary about their friendship.

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News

Milkweed Staff – 06/01/2017

Whether you're a reader, writer, donor, or subscriber—or all four!—you made great books happen in 2016. Read on to see how you helped Milkweed accomplish incredible things last year.

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.

News / Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 04/19/2017

St. Paul resident Caitlin Bailey is the winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. Her manuscript, Solve for Desire, was chosen from more than two hundred collections of poets across the Upper Midwest by this year's independent judge, Srikanth Reddy. Bailey will receive $10,000 as well as publication by Milkweed Editions. She is the sixth recipient of this annual prize.

News / Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 03/30/2017

We are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry! Presented in partnership by Milkweed Editions and the Lindquist & Vennum Foundation, the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry seeks to support outstanding poets residing in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota and bring their work to a national stage. This year, we received more than 200 submissions.

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