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John Graves Morris

February rain drives its arrows into the roof / of a coffee house that for now shelters / dozens of people, their coats darkened / and trousers clinging, the damp spears ...

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Issue #394 Oct. 2, 2019

Check Out the Glass-O-Lanterns

Glass Orchard offers hand-blown glass pumpkins for the season

Caitlin Boyle

October is officially here, which means it’s time to head on out to the pumpkin patch and stock up for the upcoming holiday season. The Glass Orchard in Eau Claire is gearing up for its third annual pumpkin sale, but the pumpkins ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Infinity, Revised

updated version of retired prof’s play staged in Twin Cities

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The historical characters included in Jack Bushnell’s one-act play, The Infinity Monologues – Stephen Hawking, Amelia Earhart, and Lawrence Oates – were all trailblazers of ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Book Fest Q&A: Dorothy Chan

new UWEC prof brings ‘poetic tsunami’ to reading

V1 Staff

Dorothy Chan – the newest assistant professor of creative writing at UW-Eau Claire – is a widely published poet whose latest collection, Revenge of the Asian Woman, was described as a “poetic tsunami” ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Dream Big

Maureen Mack discusses debut novel Wild Dreams

Stephanie Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Deirdre Moran is a young woman who has one leg planted in Cork, Ireland and the other in the dance world of Chicago. She is born in Cork and grows up on a rather antiquated ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Strange States

exploring the paranormal in the most normal of places: the Midwest

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As the rest of my family peered out the minivan windows trying to spot bison, elk, and prairie dogs during a late-summer trip out West, my mind and imagination drifted closer to home ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Digging In, Digging Out

Luray’s new album thrives despite life’s challenges

Parker Reed

A roots-laden songwriter is making her way back to where things all started for her. Luray is the musical moniker for Wisconsin native and current Richmond, Virginia-based musician Shannon Carey, who released her ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Long Beds on the Long Road

for Perry, writing lyrics brings him close to his first literary love: poetry

Ken Szymanski, photos by Lee Butterworth

Michael Perry has never sounded more at home in a song. “Long Road to You,” the title track of the new EP by Michael Perry and the Long Beds, plays like ...

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Living Strangely

BJ Hollars

Of the many items that have found their way into my basement’s cabinet of curiosities, perhaps my most beloved is a Bigfoot sketch drawn for me by a friend. There he is tromping through the underbrush ...

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Issue #392 Sept. 4, 2019


award-winner Minnesota novelist among highlights of upcoming literary fest

V1 Staff, photos by Robin Enger

Among the highlights of the annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival is hearing from regional writers whose talents have attracted national attention. This year, public radio reporter-turned-novelist ...

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