James Silas Rogers reads from "Northern Orchards: Notes from Places Near the Dead"
A thought-provoking collection of essays and poems that explore memory, the meaning of place, and sacred spaces.
Journey to the past and visit over 100 northern Minnesota lost towns. Read what created them, how they grew and prospered, why they died, where they are located, and what you'll see there today. Learn the stages of a "boom and bust" cycle and how lost towns are classified according to their physical remnants. Written in a personal narrative style, Northern Orchards is filled with then and now photos and amusing tales and anecdotes. The book is a fun read for historians, tourists, genealogists, and anyone who loves a good story.
Essays and poems by James Silas Rogers have appeared in a wide range of journals, including New Letters, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and Ruminate. He is the author of a chapbook of poems, Sundogs (Parallel Press), and his poems have been featured in such journals as Poetry East and South Dakota Review, and on Garrison Keillor's "Writers Almanac." Rogers edits New Hibernia Review, an Irish Studies quarterly, and has published many articles on Irish-American writing.