Under Purple Skies (Paperback)
Part of Belt's City Anthology Series. "The ultimate (literary) tour guide to the neighborhoods and wild places, history and politics, culture and cuisine, music and myths of the Twin Cities, a place I only thought I knew."--Benjamin Percy
In recent years, Minneapolis has become one of America's literary powerhouses. With over fifty poems and essays, Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology collects some of the most exciting work being done in, or about, Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, with narrative threads that stretch back not just to Scandinavia, but across the world.
Edited by Frank Bures (The Geography of Madness), the writers included here have won, or been shortlisted for, the Newbery Award, the Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer, the Caldecott Award, the National Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and many others. The wide-ranging stories included here include:
- A tour through Prince's Minneapolis
- The story of the Metrodome's demolition
- A story of a Somali immigrant's journey to Eden Prairie
- Eating Halva on Lake Street.
Contributors include James Wright, Kelly Barnhill, Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang, Michael Perry, Bao Phi, Danez Smith, Shannon Gibney and many more, alongside new and first-time writers.
A wonderful, literary portrait of the City of Lakes and the myriad ways it's changed in recent years.
About the Author
Frank Bures is the author of The Geography of Madness. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, Aeon, Lapham's Quarterly, The Washington Post Magazine and other places. They have also been included in the Best American Travel Writing and selected as "Notable" picks for the Best American Sports Writing and the Best American Essays. He is a contributing writer for The Rotarian and a contributing editor for Poets & Writers. He lives in Minneapolis.