• Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner
    Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner

    Pretty Butte, N.D. Shortgrass Prairie

  • Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner
    Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner

    Tracy Mountain, N.D. Shortgrass Prairie

  • Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner
    Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner

    Camels Hump, Butte N.D.

  • Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner
    Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner

    Mixed Grasslands, Western N.D.

  • Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner
    Taylor Brorby 2015 Paul Gruchow Essay Winner

    Mixed Grasslands, Western, N.D. 

Writers & Readers Common Grounds

Gossip, Historian or both..

Who was this woman? A female who seemingly excelled at mischevious gossip and entangled relations with the opposite sex (Edgar Allan Poe and Rufus Grisowold), Elizabeth Fries Ellet anecdotally named the city of Eden Prairie on her visit here in 1852. Unlike most of her fellow writers at the New York literary soirees of the 19th century, Ellet was a prolific writer and broke with tradition by writing for dime novels, lady's magazines and newspapers (penny press) in what many writers of the time referred to as yellow journalism. 

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Wilderness in the City Ramblings...

Digging to the Roots 2016 Poetry Anthology

Grasshoppers, and this one's a younger version of a Melanoplus bicittatus, or two striped grasshopper, live in moist meadowy areas: meadows, prairies, crop fields, road sides, vacant lots, ditches, streams, and vegetable gardens, etc. What's remarkable about this species is their destructive bent.  They are referred to as a pest species. Grasshoppers, like the Melanopulus bicittatus, contributed to crop blights in the late 1920s and 30s which resulted in massive crop damage. Find out more about the submission process for the 2016 Digging to the Roots Poetry Anthology Calendar, see  images, and read the guidelines at Writers Rising Up's Events and Contests Link.

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Winning Writers...

Taylor Brorby Paul Gruchow Essay Winner

Taylor is an essayist living in Ames, Iowa. His work has appeared in Orion, the Northern Plains Ethics Journal, High Country News, The Huffington Post, among others. His chapbook of poems, Ruin: Elegies from the Bakken, is published by Red Bird Chapbooks, and he is currently editing the country's first anthology of creative writing about fracking, Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America, through Ice Cube Press.

 

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Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail

 

The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota owes its name to Elizabeth Fries Ellet, the East Coast writer who visited the area in 1852. In her travelogue book, Summer Rambles in the West, Ellet described the Minnesota River Valley which adjoins the current day City of Eden Prairie as the garden spot of the territory.

 

The celebrated valley of the Minnesota River--called St. Pierre by the French, and until recently, St. Peter's—extends in a general direction from west to east, and, with the country along its tributaries, forms the garden spot of the territory.

 

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Digging to the Roots Poetry Anthology Calendar

 

Digging to the Roots Poetry Anthology Calendar, 2015 Edition

The 2015 Digging to the Roots Calendar is downloadable at the CLICK HERE link below and shareable at ISSUU. The poets participating are featured on our Facebook Page and WRUP Blog. The 2015, 2014, and 2013 calendars are downloadable at the Writers Rising Up link below:


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