U.P. Reader -- Issue #1: Bringing Upper Michigan Literature to the World by Mikel ClassenU.P. Reader -- Issue #1: Bringing Upper Michigan Literature to the World by Mikel Classen

U.P. Reader -- Issue #1: Bringing Upper Michigan Literature to the World

EditorMikel Classen

Paperback | May 13, 2017

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Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is blessed with a treasure chest of writers and poets, all seeking to capture the diverse experiences of Yooper Life. Now U.P. Reader offers a rich collection of their voices that embraces the U.P.’s natural beauty and way of life, along with a few surprises.

The twenty-eight works in this first annual volume take readers on a U.P. road trip from the Mackinac Bridge to Menominee. Every page is rich with descriptions of the characters and culture that make the Upper Peninsula worth living in and writing about.

Whether you’re a native Yooper or just wish you were, you’ll love U.P. Reader and want to share it with all your Yooper family and friends.

U.P. Reader offers a wonderful mix of storytelling, poetry, and Yooper culture. Here’s to many future volumes!”
— Sonny Longtine, author of Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

“Share in the bounty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with those who love it most. The U.P. Reader has something for everyone. Congratulations to my writer and poet peers for a job well done.”
— Gretchen Preston, Vice President, Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association

“As readers embark upon this storied landscape, they learn that the people of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offer a unique voice, a tribute to a timeless place too long silent.”
— Sue Harrison, international bestselling author of Mother Earth Father Sky

“I was amazed by the variety of voices in this volume. U.P. Reader offers a little of everything, from short stories to nature poetry, fantasy to reality, Yooper lore to humor. I look forward to the next issue.”
— Jackie Stark, editor, Marquette Monthly

“Like the best of U.P. blizzards, U.P. Reader covers all of Upper Michigan in the variety of its offerings. A fine mix of nature, engaging characters, the supernatural, poetry, and much more.”
— Karl Bohnak, TV 6 meteorologist and author of  So Cold a Sky: Upper Michigan Weather Stories

U.P. Reader is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.  A portion of proceeds from each copy sold will be donated to the UPPAA for its educational programming.
Learn more at www.UPReader.org

Mikel B. Classen has been writing about northern Michigan in newspapers and magazines for over thirty-five years, creating feature articles about the history, travel, outdoors, and culture of Michigan's North Country. A journalist, historian, photographer, and author with a fascination of the world around him, he enjoys researching and...
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Title:U.P. Reader -- Issue #1: Bringing Upper Michigan Literature to the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 10.75 × 8.25 × 0.13 inPublished:May 13, 2017Publisher:Loving Healing PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615993363

ISBN - 13:9781615993369

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Mikel B. Classen....................4
The Song of Minnehaha by Larry Buege...........................5
Fragile Blossoms by Deborah K. Frontiera............12
Winning Ticket by James M. Jackson................13
Stocking Up by Janeen Pergrin Rastall.........17
We Are Three Widows by Sharon M. Kennedy..............18
U.P. Road Trips by Jan Kellis.............................20
The Story-Seer by Amy Klco..............................22
Lonely Road by Becky Ross Michael..............24
An Abandoned Dream by Elizabeth Fust......................27
Jacqui, Marilyn, & Shelly by Terry Sanders......................29
Marquette Medium by Tyler Tichelaar......................32
U.P. Reader is accepting submissions for Issue #2............36
The House on Blakely Hill by Mikel B. Classen..................37
Iced by Lee Arten......................40
Hoffentot Magic by Roslyn Elena McGrath..........41
Ann Dallman: Wolf Woman...........................42
Menominee County/My Hometown Abandoned...........42
Christine Saari: At Camp.................................43
Nonetheless ...........................43
Katydids by Aimée Bissonette..................44
Source by Frank Farwell...........45
A Tribute to Dad by Sharon M. Kennedy..............50
Ar Schneller: Nightcrawlers.........................52
Her Skin.................................52
Champ...................................52
Heartwood by Rebecca Tavernini................53
Edzordzi Agbozo: Rewinding..............................54
Final Welcome........................54
The Visitors by Sarah Maurer.......................55
Active Dreams by Sharon Marie Brunner.........56

Editorial Reviews

“U.P. Reader offers a wonderful mix of storytelling, poetry, and Yooper culture. Here’s to many future volumes!”— Sonny Longtine, author of Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula“Share in the bounty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with those who love it most. The U.P. Reader has something for everyone. Congratulations to my writer and poet peers for a job well done.”— Gretchen Preston, Vice President, Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association“As readers embark upon this storied landscape, they learn that the people of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offer a unique voice, a tribute to a timeless place too long silent.”— Sue Harrison, international bestselling author of Mother Earth Father Sky“I was amazed by the variety of voices in this volume. U.P. Reader offers a little of everything, from short stories to nature poetry, fantasy to reality, Yooper lore to humor. I look forward to the next issue.”— Jackie Stark, editor, Marquette Monthly“Like the best of U.P. blizzards, U.P. Reader covers all of Upper Michigan in the variety of its offerings. A fine mix of nature, engaging characters, the supernatural, poetry, and much more.”— Karl Bohnak, TV 6 meteorologist and author of  So Cold a Sky: Upper Michigan Weather Stories