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Wisconsin People & Ideas

Climate change is real. That’s not news to elders in Wisconsin’s Native American communities. They see it, they feel it, and they are taking action to deal with it.

Grove Press, 208 pages, $17

In her debut story collection Milk Blood Heat, Dantiel W. Moniz handles the concept of human connection as if it were a jewel, inspecting its every facet, glint, and shadow.

Turning Plow Press, 143 pages, $24

Wisconsin poet Maryann Hurtt’s groundbreaking new book, Once Upon a Tar Creek: Mining for Voices, gives poetic voice to hard truths about Oklahoma’s Tar Creek environmental disaster.

Doubleday, 240 pages, $24

The narrator of Jackie Polzin’s memorable first novel, “Brood,” pays exquisite attention to the seemingly ordinary world around her.

University of Wisconsin Press, 472 pages, $39.95

More than two billion years of Earth history, and thousands of years of human history, have shaped the physical landscape in Wisconsin and, in turn, influences how we live with the land. In The Geography of Wisconsin, written by John A.

My fav event as harvest season approaches

is the rough seed that escaped the plots.

If there’s a cornfield adjacent to another bed

of   vegetables, you can count on imperfection,

Howl something

you want heard,


you’ll be hunted.

Howl something

sweet and it won’t

matter either.

Someone will start

a murder club built

for your friends,

In the sediment, years of beaten red granite, submissive to current

The broken headlight lies.

(The old woman, down off Highway 164, could tell you 

It comes from a 20th-century 

German hatchback.

Dad and I had each of us shot a buck and back at the truck we shared with quiet abandonment how it all had gone down. We were leaning against my grandpa’s Ford. Grandpa came up and congratulated me.

A scientist in a lab coat and gloves uses a pipette

Three public health experts in Wisconsin provide invigorating insights as they share their experiences working on Covid-related research.

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