"Okay, radical honesty:/The Elbow Room probably wasn’t the greatest bar in the history of bars"
The small river town might have the best per capita music scene in the country.
He says, it was near midnight, a cargo run/on second shift--from Indy to some hamlet flung
The legacy of a multiracial community on Indianapolis’s south side.
The fair connects communities that often seem worlds apart socially and politically, but are intimately linked by economics and geography.
The work of public memory is not only about the past, but about a shared vision for the future.
"a man stands, balancing, // one foot on one line and the other on another, touching the pulse / of two emergent powers"
Learning the racial geography of Indiana as a young Black girl in the 1980s.
On family, community, and gardening as social practice.
"home is built upon the scaffolding / of a hundred thousand stories..."
How Unigov, a 1970s-era legislative project, helped create modern-day Indy and its suburbs.
"The twentieth century in America brought dramatic changes to the farm...one of which was the abstraction of my family and me from our roots on the land."