Joe Magarac, the Pittsburgh steelworker who was born inside an ore mountain and squeezed out rails between his fingers. Hiawatha, the man-god who conquered the King of Fish and founded the Iroquois Nation. Coyote, the trickster of the Great Plains.
We’re unveiling the cover for Belt Publishing’s forthcoming Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology, and we couldn’t be more excited. The cover was designed by legendary Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick, known for his style of vibrant collages.
For several years, Ryan Schnurr watched media coverage of [...]
Mark Athitakis’s book, The New Midwest: A Guide to Contemporary [...]
It’s easy to mistake the Great Lakes for the ocean, at first. I’ve brought a few people to see Lake Michigan for the first time, and that’s what they all say: “It looks like the ocean!”
By Edward McClelland No Midwestern city is more conscious than [...]
By Matt Stansberry In The Death and Life of the [...]
Ashley E. Nickels and Dani Vilella have joined forces to [...]
A few years ago I noticed something about my favorite works of contemporary fiction set in the Midwest: they were all set in the past.
Every part of the United States has its own accent. The Midwest — defined, for the purposes of this book, as west of Exit 41 on the New York State Thruway, east of the Missouri River, and north of the Ohio River...
No one book is going to explain what happened in the Midwest to help turn the last presidential election to Donald Trump. No stack of books is going to do it, fiction or nonfiction.
You can judge a book by its cover. Each [...]