Thinking Souls: A Literary Series
Apr 2, 2007
The Color of Wealth
Shannon Gibney writes on "The Color of Wealth" by Rose Brewer, who teaches at the University of Minnesota.
Mar 26, 2007
Believing: Cecilia Lieder and Calyx Press
In another of our (not exhaustive!) series on nominees for the Minnesota Book Awards, Ellen Sandbeck profiles Cecilia Lieder, publisher of Calyx Press and candidate for two of the awards.
Mar 19, 2007
Brian Freeman: Balancing Act
Brian Freeman writes psychological suspense novels featuring detectives Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial. His new novel, "Stripped," has been nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. mnartists spoke with him in Duluth, the setting for some of his fiction.
Jan 29, 2007
Thinking Souls: The Truant Lover
Shannon Gibney notes that Juliet Patterson's book "The Truant Lover" is not extravagant; also, that it's not to be missed.
Jan 7, 2007
Thinking Souls: An Interview with Juliet Patterson
This month's Thinking Souls covers the poetry and writing life of Juliet Patterson, whose "The Truant Lover" was published by Nightboat Books. Read on for Shannon Gibney's interview with Juliet, and respond in Thinking Souls Read, our online book club.
Dec 5, 2006
Thinking Souls: Book Review: Outsiders Within
Juliana Hu Pegues
Juliana Hu Pegues reviews "Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption," a book of diverse genres of writing by transracial adoptees that transmits the ambiguous and manyfold consequences of such lifechanging events.
Nov 9, 2006
Outsiders Within: From a Far Country
Shannon Gibney interviews the editors of "Outsiders Within," the first anthology of writings by transracial and transnational adoptees. The book's diverse genres transmit a vivid picture of what it is to find oneself displaced into one's own family.
Aug 30, 2006
Thinking Souls: Book Review: Native American Literature
Shannon Gibney reviews the controversial book of essays, "Native American Literature: A User's Manual," one of David Treuer's two new books on Graywolf Press. It proposes new ways of thinking about literatures of culture and identity.
Aug 23, 2006
Thinking Souls: An Interview with David Treuer
Shannon Gibney speaks with David Treuer about his two new books: a novel, "The Translation of Dr. Appelles," and a book of essays, "Native American Fiction: A User's Manual." These will be important books in more than one tradition; read on!
Jun 21, 2006
Thinking Souls: The Fugitive Wife
Shannon Gibney reviews Peter Brown's "The Fugitive Wife," the Thinking Souls pick for June. It's perfect summer reading, so pick up your copy at Magers and Quinn and join our online book club, Thinking Souls Read.
Jun 15, 2006
Vol 1, No 1: Thinking Souls: An Interview with Peter Brown
Peter Brown has recently published his first novel, "The Fugitive Wife," to wide acclaim. People love this intensely imagined reawakening of a piece of Brown's family history. Read here how it came to be.
May 13, 2006
Thinking Souls: Real Karaoke People
Read on for Shannon Gibney's review of Ed Bok Lee's "Real Karaoke People," and go to Thinking Souls Read, our online book club, to discuss.
May 6, 2006
Thinking Souls: An Interview with Ed Bok Lee
Shannon Gibney, the writer for Thinking Souls, mnartists.org's monthly literary feature, interviews poet Ed Bok Lee for May. Look for a review of his book "Real Karaoke People" and come and talk in our on-line book club, any time.
Apr 13, 2006
Thinking Souls: Book Review: Butting Out
Do brown bodies mean something different on stage than white ones? What happens when feminine energy is explored through men’s bodies? Are terms like “postmodern” and “revolutionary artistry” reserved only for the white West?
Apr 10, 2006
Thinking Souls: Interview with Ananya Chatterjea
This is the first installment of our new series "Thinking Souls," which will offer author profiles, book reviews, and online forum discussions with authors. Next month we'll read, review, and discuss Ed Bok Lee's "Real Karaoke People."