Inside the Daily Planet, 8/10/08

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Readers, Writers and Books

Book note: Geoff Herbach’s miraculous Letters by Alison Morse, TC Daily Planet
Minnesota author Geoff Herbach’s first novel, The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg, tells the story of a middle-aged American man, Theodore Rimberg (known as “T.”), whose plan to commit suicide propels him into a year-long journey from the Midwest to Europe and back again, a trek that features quixotic adventures in places like a Polish prison, Amsterdam’s Red Light District, and the Green Bay Packers football stadium.

150 best Minnesota books #3, #4, and #5: Three state histories by Patrick Coleman, Minnesota Historical Society
Professor Norman Moen once told me that I would know more Minnesota history than almost anyone else if I just read the footnotes in William Watts Folwell’s book.

Interview: Korean-American poet Sun Yung Shin by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet
Sun Yung Shin is a profoundly accomplished poet. She’s the author of the collection Skirt Full of Black; co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption; and author of Cooper’s Lesson, a bilingual (Korean/English) illustrated book for children. Skirt Full of Black assumes such command of language, rich with imagery, to put you in mind of, say, LeRoi Jones long before he became Amiri Baraka, challenging your eye and mind to realize an altogether ground-breaking sensibility.

NEW IN BLOGS

Bartlett supporters to propose independent evaluation of Southern situation by Jay Gabler, Arts Orbit

BLOG Homes by Architects by Todd Melby, Building Minnesota
Tickets go on sale today for AIA Minnesota’s Homes by Architects, a self-guided tour of 25-plus homes, scheduled for Sept. 20-21. All the residences on the tour were designed by architects, including Dale Mulfinger, Charles Stinson, David Salmela, Jean Rehkamp Larson, Geoffrey Warner, James McNeal and others.


Last weekend! Fringe on… by Kate Hoff, Full Frontal Fringe

Closing night tonight for The Bronze Bitch Flies at Noon and Dog Tag
Fringe day 10—What (I think) I’m seeing Saturday
by Matthew A. Everett, Single White Fringe Geek