Michigan in Books reviews U.P. Reader Volume #6

U.P. Reader: Bringing Upper Michigan Literature to the World Volume 6 Edited by Deborah K. Frontiera and Mikel B. Classen. It’s always a good day when this annual compendium of poems, short stories, memoirs, history, sparkling essays, and humorous pieces turns up in my mailbox.  The U.P.’s rugged landscape, semi-isolation, long…

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“Michigan in Books” reviews “Honor the Earth” by Phil Bellfy

Honor the Earth: Indigenous Response to Environmental Degradation in the Great Lakes edited by Phil Bellfy. Review by Tom Powers, Michigan In Books This book of updated essays grew out of an environmental conference at MSU on Earth Day, 2007. The essays, as the subtitle suggests, are responses by Native Americans…

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Michigan in Books reviews Classen’s True Tales: The Forgotten History of the U.P.

True Tales: the Forgotten History of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by Mikel B. Classen. Review by Tom Powers, Michigan in Books Even Michigan natives who know just a little about the Upper Peninsula are aware of how unique it is geographically and historically. It is a beautiful, wild, rugged, sparsely populated peninsula full…

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