Sunday, July 14, 2013

Top ten Yooper writings of all-time

Ron Riekki has an M.F.A. in Theater Arts from Brandeis, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing from Western Michigan.

He is the author of U.P.: A Novel, several poetry chapbooks, and numerous plays, including Dandelion Cottage, A Play.

Riekki's latest book is The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works.

For Lit Lists, he came up with a top ten list of Upper Peninsula (of Michigan) writings of all-time, including:
Bamewawagezhikaquay's writing in The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky--

Robert Dale Parker, in the introduction to the book, calls her "the first known American Indian literary writer, the first known Indian woman writer, by some measures the first known Indian poet"; hopefully people will realize that Native American literature, in many ways, begins in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Visit Ron Riekki's website and follow him on Twitter.

Writers Read: Ron Riekki (June 2009).

My Book, The Movie: U.P..

Learn more about The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works.

--Marshal Zeringue