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North Writers II

Our Place in the Woods

1997
Author:

John Henricksson
Foreword by Paul Gruchow

North Writers II

A new collection of writing by contemporary Minnesota writers.

The essays included in North Writers II explore the special relationship that exists between the people of northern Minnesota and the rugged yet beautiful landscape that surrounds them.

Contributors: Barton Sutter, Carol Bly, Roger K. Blakely, Sheila Packa, Marlon Davidson, Bobbie Greiner, Jim dale Huot-Vickery, Anne Marie Erickson, Pauline Brunette Danforth, Kent Nerburn, Jim Klobuchar, Matthew Miltich, Steven R. Downing, Sharon Miltich, Donna Salli, Anne M. Dunn, Jeanne Grauman, Justine Kerfoot, Robert Treuer, Susan Carol Hauser, Elnora Bixby, Jana Studelska, Peter M. Leschak, John Henricksson, Jane Whitledge, Jim Brandenburg, Laurie Allmann, Vernal Bogren Swift, Rosalie Hunt Mellor, Margaret A. Haapoja, Sam Cook, Susan Hawkinson, Douglas Wood.

The essays in North Writers II provide an exploration of the character, the essence and the spirit of the northern country, as well as the mystique it holds for those who live outside its borders.

Minnesota Literature

This companion volume to the widely praised North Writers: A Strong Woods Collection features the work of a variety of authors-some new voices, some old friends-all of them writing about life in northern Minnesota.

The essays included in North Writers II explore the special relationship that exists between the people of northern Minnesota and the rugged yet beautiful landscape that surrounds them. These writers consider the things that make living in the far north unique—the red earth of the Iron Range, the spectacular and forbidding wildness of Lake Superior’s North Shore, the elemental nature of climate and wilderness that tests one’s mettle. There are also the farms and towns of northern Minnesota, with their heritage of self-reliance and the insight that comes with it.

Taken together, these essays provide an exploration of the character, the essence, the spirit of this northern country, as well as the mystique it holds for those from more hospitable climes.

North Writers II

John Henricksson is a freelance writer who is also the editor of North Writers: A Strong Woods Collection (Minnesota, 1991).

North Writers II

The essays in North Writers II provide an exploration of the character, the essence and the spirit of the northern country, as well as the mystique it holds for those who live outside its borders.

Minnesota Literature

Featuring the work of 34 Minnesota writers who range from the famous to the newly discovered, this second in a series of volumes continues the exploration of life in northern Minnesota that was started by North Writers: A Strong Woods Collection. Touching the character, essence and spirit of the north county, the writers explore the relationship between the people and the landscape that shapes life in this ruggedly beautiful setting.

Lake Superior Magazine

The selections included reveal that more lies beneath our Minnesota-nice, somewhat frostbitten exteriors than is easily visible to the (warmer) naked eye of those residing in more temperate climes.

Lake Country Journal

North Writers II

North from Duluth
Barton Sutter, Postcards from Duluth
Carol Bly, At the Edge of Town: Duluth, Minn.
Roger K. Blakely, Breaking the Ribbon
Sheila Packa, The North Shore

Our Place in the Woods
Marlon Davidson, Where I Ought to Be
Bobbie Greiner, From the Rio Grande to the Rainy
Jim dale Huot-Vickery, Open Spaces (excerpt)
Anne Marie Erickson, Listening for the Esker’s Song
Pauline Brunette Danforth, The Tourist
Kent Nerburn, Burial

The Red Earth
Jim Klobuchar, The Red Dirt Ennobled Their Faces
Matthew Miltich, Dear Folks
Steven R. Downing, Next Wilderness
Sharon Miltich, What It Means to Be an American in Coleraine, Minnesota

North Country Living
Donna Salli, Women in the Wood Smoke
Anne M. Dunn, Sugar Bush
Jeanne Grauman, The Tree
Justine Kerfoot, Ice Harvest
Robert Treuer, Finding Symmetry in a Rock Pile
Susan Carol Hauser, Sugar Camp
Elnora Bixby, Everyone Talks about It
Jana Studelska, Solid Winter

The Lives around Us
Peter M. Leschak, Chickadee Bob
John Henricksson, A Parliament of Owls
Jane Whitledge, Wild Goose Chase
Jim Brandenburg, In the Company of Wolves

In the Elements
Laurie Allmann, Sand Lake Peatland, October
Vernal Bogren Swift, The Bog in Summer
Rosalie Hunt Mellor, If It Rains, They Will Come
Margaret A. Haapoja, Longing for Little Trout
Sam Cook, Northern Passages
Susan Hawkinson, Traveling Light
Douglas Wood, By the Fire