Pioneer Press Literary Pick of the Week: Making Minnesota series launches with 'We Are Meant to Rise'

A brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from MinnesotaFrom COVID to the murder of George Floyd, last year’s events pushed artists to share thoughts beyond the present to the past and future. One of the best such books is “We Are Meant to Rise” (University of Minnesota Press), an anthology of voices of indigenous people and people of color bearing witness in poetry and essays to the trauma we shared in 2021.

This program launches the Making Minnesota series, a partnership between the Ramsey County Historical Society and East Side Freedom Library that will explore the often untold stories, histories, and experiences of the immigrant, African American, and Indigenous communities that make up Minnesota.

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University of Minnesota Press Podcast

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Art and Posthumanism: Cary Wolfe in conversation with Art after Nature series editors Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard.

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Life in Plastic: Petrochemical fantasies and synthetic sensibilities, with Caren Irr, Lisa Swanstrom, Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, and Daniel Worden.

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Live: A book launch for We Are Meant to Rise at Next Chapter Booksellers features Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Douglas Kearney, Melissa Olson, Said Shaiye, and Kao Kalia Yang.