Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place
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Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place
As I worked on my new book, I posted these cool links about people, places, and things on the Iron Range. This is the "understory" of the stories in Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range is published by Wildwood River, a confluence of the arts.  Enjoy!  For more information, go to my website: <a href="http://sheilapacka.com" rel="nofollow">http://sheilapacka.com</a> and <a href="http://wildwoodriver.com" rel="nofollow">http://wildwoodriver.com</a>
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Lorine Niedecker

Lorine Niedecker | Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place | Scoop.it
Lorine Niedecker Web site from the Friends of Lorine Niedecker in her hometown of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The Dwight Foster Public Library was given much of Lorine's personal library after her death and maintains this research collection.
Sheila Packas insight:

The work of this poet from the Lake Superior region has received more recognition lately. Her "Poet's Work" poem inspired my poem "Blind Pig" in Night Train Red Dust.

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Joseph Kalar

Joseph Kalar | Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place | Scoop.it

Joseph Kalar, Minnesota poet. Author of Papermill, first published in 1927.  Joseph Kalar lived in Biwabik and International Falls, Minnesota.

Sheila Packas insight:

Depression era poet Joseph Kalar was described as a "northern Rimbaud."  He was born in Biwabik, Minnesota and his father worked in the iron mine.  He was a proletarian poet and developed short prose pieces he called sketches. The sketches were narrative, biographical poems reflecting the brutal life in the mines.  

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Welcome to the Meridel LeSueur Official Website - The Meridel LeSueur Official Website

Welcome to the Meridel LeSueur Official Website - The Meridel LeSueur Official Website | Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place | Scoop.it

Meridel LeSueur traveled through northern Minnesota.

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