• 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

bug city: make a bug

bug city: make a bug: July 4th Eden Prairie Hometown Celebration: Volunteer and or Donate at Writers Rising Up @razoo @GiveMN. Come on over and meet the neighbors: seed carrying ants and nocturnal beetles with luminescent tummies...write and submit a buggy poem to the bug city: make a bug, a collection. Write a poem for each bug..best poems will be featured in a buggy online book at @ISSUU Follow guidelines at https://wrup.submittable.com/submit/42055

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Wilderness in the City Ramblings...

Prairie Poetry Prize: Prairie Sampler

To Walt Whitman America was a place where grass was "hopeful green stuff."Prairies left a lasting impression on writers who visited the Great Plains in the 19th century, often describing them in terms of vast waves of wind swept blades surrounded by boundless sky. On his first trip west Whitman wrote in Specimen Days, #179 Prairies, “…stretching out on its own unbounded scale, unconfined, which there is in these prairies, combining the real and ideal, and beautiful as dreams.” Three of Whitman's poems on prairie grass: “The Prairie-Grass Dividing,” “The Prairie States,” and “A Prairie Sunset.”

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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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About Writers Rising Up

Writers Rising Up is a 501(c) (3) public charity. Contributions are tax deductible. We encourage a deeper understanding and participation in environmental stewardship. Through the literary arts at community events, contests, workshops, literary performances, interpretive installations and publications, our focus is on nature education and writing. Through our submission opportunities we promote writers who associate their work to cultural, spiritual and social connections to place, the land, natural habitat, including flora, fauna and wetlands.

 

Writers Rising Up™ has been registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office for: educational services, namely poetry and literary contests, competitions and events for writers to submit and perform literary interpretations related to place, natural habitat, and wetlands.

 

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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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