Voices of Michigan: An Anthology of Michigan's Finest new Authors

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Voices of Michigan is an anthology of poetry, short stories, and essays by Michigan writers. A refereed-writing contest was held in the summer of 1998, and the 41 winners of the contest have been published in this book.

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Jane Winston is a college professor with the University system of Georgia, and a summer resident of Mackinac Island, Michigan. Always wanting to run a writing contest, Jane saw Michigan the area to look for ...

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Overview

Voices of Michigan is an anthology of poetry, short stories, and essays by Michigan writers. A refereed-writing contest was held in the summer of 1998, and the 41 winners of the contest have been published in this book.

About the Author:

Jane Winston is a college professor with the University system of Georgia, and a summer resident of Mackinac Island, Michigan. Always wanting to run a writing contest, Jane saw Michigan the area to look for unpublished authors as she and her partner, Mary Jane Barnwell, went about the delightful project of running a writing contest, selecting the best works, and then publishing their anthology. Jane and her husband, John, have two children and six grandchildren.

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Cecilia Anna Qverencia
A wonderful compilation, filled with energy and vitality. Originality crackles from the pages, and the human condition is examined from every angle with grace, wit and heart.
Pines Bridge Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966736304
  • Publisher: MackinacJane's Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Fiction
Antlers in the Tree Tops 3
King of the Forest 13
The Virgin in the Volkswagen Bus 25
Doing Time 41
The Wreckage of the Savior 61
Love Unending 69
Remembrances 79
'Ig 'Oy 89
A Golden Summer 97
The Answer is in the Skyline 113
Non-fiction
Cub Scouts and Other Oaths 125
The Time We Invited Ann Sheridan 135
Scenes from a Classroom 141
An Instinct for Grief 151
Seascapes: A Compilation of Essays 159
Carp in the Pool 165
Shoreleave 171
Lost Art: Creating Intimacy Through Letter Writing 175
Poetry
Grandpa Norman 183
I'll See You Soon 185
The Present 187
Losing Glass 191
Connection 195
Statues of Children 197
Recovery 199
Vidiots 201
Scenes from the Porch 205
The Porch Swing 209
A Remembered Valentine 211
Where I Am Not 213
The Old Tree by the Road 215
Western Avenue 217
A View of Mackinac Bridge 219
The Soo 221
The foolish travelers 223
Young Woman 225
Living Life 226
Michigan Morning 227
Intimacy 229
The Barn 231
Right Here at Home 233
The Nest 235
Rounder Records 236
Barn Dance 237
Virtual Reality 239
The Weaning 241
Appendices
The Artists 245
The Publishers 246
The Readers/Judges 247
Author Permission 251
Order Blank 254
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