The essay “A Winter Soul” was published in “Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction” in 2018. This excerpt from that essay is reprinted here with permission from Jessica Mesman and Wayne State University Press.
After a Memorial Day tornado tore through our neighborhood a few years ago, the skies had scarcely cleared when a chorus of chainsaws and generators echoed through the land. Just like that, my indefatigable brethren were out in force.
The following excerpt of Natalie Ruth Joynton’s work, “Welcome to Replica Dodge,” is reprinted here with permission from Wayne State University Press.
Craft beer, of course, is still beer, and it’s made with the same ingredients that went into Stroh’s, but this new generation of Michigan’s brewers sees those ingredients as only a starting point
The few wooded acres on which my wife and I pay property taxes support nearly every kind of tree native to mid-Michigan. Time is...
A retired Michigan conservation officer shares tales from the field.
This excerpt from the book, “The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes,” is reprinted here with permission of the author and publisher, the University of Michigan Press.
This excerpt is taken from the original essay published in “The Great Lakes Book Project: An Anthology of Creative Non-Fiction from The Region’s Best Authors,” published in 2013 by Felix Exi. It is reprinted here with permission of the author.
Their cabin was rustic, “weather distressed” as Mr. LaVann put it. Authentic. “It’s a look people pay for,” he said and shrugged, and I wondered if that held true for the slightly cockeyed windows and the skull plate and antlers anchored above the front door.
Collecting beach stones is like crafting a life: decisions are needed about what to keep or jettison.