Posts Tagged "Jerry Dennis"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 57

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Archive | 4 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 57

Snow’s coming down today at a deliberate angle, not floating like fairy-wings, so we must be moving past lake-effect into “real” snow, now that the bay is so cold. Maybe another five inches tonight. We have so little room behind our house, the snow gets dumped in a gigantic heap in the one spot. I haven’t minded any of this until yesterday when there was a brief melt and we had water in great pools, then ice. But here comes more snow, covering it all up again. That’s the beauty of northern winters. I think of Jerry Dennis’s gorgeous and lyrical book, The Windward Shore: A Winter...

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Writers and Wide Open Spaces

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Archive | 6 comments

Writers and Wide Open Spaces

This is a photo of a stream in a natural area not far from our cottage. The stream goes on among the untrodden ways  year after year, sparkling and blushing, mostly unseen. Secret, exciting. Jerry Dennis, who’s written about Michigan in language that makes your mouth water and your eyes cry—he and I were driving up to Petoskey last week to be on a panel of Michigan writers at the International Hemingway Society Conference to talk about the influence of northern Michigan on writers. As we drove, we were talking about how important open space is to our work. I suppose I haven’t fully...

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