the museum of americana

a literary review

David Lee’s Last Call — Review by Justin Evans

For those of you unfamiliar with David Lee’s poetry, you will have to adjust to the idea of narrative by way of colloquial vernacular. Lee’s ear for rural idiom and … Continue reading

June 5, 2014

Q & A With Issue Five Contributor Keith Lesmeister

the museum speaks to Issue Five contributor Keith Lesmeister about his flash piece “Under the Cottonwood Tree.” We were struck by the juxtaposition in your flash piece “Under the Cottonwood Tree,” which … Continue reading

April 26, 2014

Q & A With Issue Five Contributor Allison Coffelt

the museum talks to Issue Five contributor Allison Coffelt about her essay “The Mud Hut.” “The Mud Hut” addresses what it’s like for friends and family to see a loved one … Continue reading

April 20, 2014

Interview With Four Michigan Poets

Editor M.E. Silverman converses with Michigan poets Carol Smallwood (CS); Elinor Benedict (EB); Foster Neill (FN); and Robert Fanning (RF). In a grandiose style, how would someone introduce you to … Continue reading

March 15, 2014

Interview With Lee Martin

Issue Three contributor Kevin McKelvey interviews Midwestern writer Lee Martin. ~  ~  ~ Lee Martin’s novels, short stories, memoirs, and essays are infused with local history, geography, and culture, mostly … Continue reading

March 14, 2014

museum of americana on Quiddity’s Radio Program

Check it out: part two of Quiddity‘s radio program entitled “Finding Place in Placelessness,” recorded in conjunction with the museum of americana’s Midwest issue, is now live. In this segment, … Continue reading

March 8, 2014

Monica Berlin and Chad Simpson on the Midwest @ Quiddity

Friends, we’re excited to point you in the direction of Quiddity for the first part our Midwest-themed collaboration: a discussion with Issue Five contributor Monica Berlin and one of the … Continue reading

February 9, 2014