The Boundary Waters is a national treasure—so when the authors learned of a danger facing the region, they decided to speak on behalf of the wilderness. This is the story of their year bearing witness to wild places and a passionate argument for the value of wilderness, told in visceral, immediate language and gorgeous photos.
Carissa Hansen, the Project Archivist at the Upper Midwest Literary Archives (UMLA), has spent hours sifting through and organizing the years of history contained in Milkweed’s archives. As part of the Prairie Poets and Press project, Carissa writes about the Widwestern literary legends that live in these files, illuminating Milkweed's history and the vast legacy of Minnesota writers.
Today marks the official U.S. publication of Tim Winton's acclaimed memoir, Island Home. The author of twenty-eight books for adults and children, Winton is known worldwide as one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists. Island Home offers readers a more intimate view of Winton's relationship to his home—to the sea, scrub, and swamp as vital to him as the blood relations of family.
As you will have heard by now, President Trump's administration submitted its first federal budget request to Congress this week. The proposal calls for the elimination of a number of federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Here at Milkweed Editions, our publishing program is sustained by a healthy mix of revenue, including revenue from the sales of...
Dalia Rosenfeld, author of the debut story collection The Worlds We Think We Know, joined Milkweed editor Joey McGarvey in a discussion about place, humor, and literary influences. From the meaning of symbolism to the catalysts for character creation, Rosenfeld recounts how her book came into being.
Milkweed Editions, in partnership with the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, is pleased to announce the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. The winning poet will receive publication by Milkweed Editions in April 2018 and $10,000, making the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize the most lucrative first-book prize.
Join three hundred fellow readers and literary enthusiasts in Minneapolis for the Book Lovers Ball, the largest annual fundraiser supporting the work of Milkweed Editions. Enjoy a seated dinner, a live auction, storytelling by featured authors Amy and Dave Freeman, and more!
Does a book seem small in influence compared to the monstrous forces of mean-spirited avarice that shadow our public life today? Sure. But why do we remember Leo Tolstoy, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, or James Baldwin?