Meridel LeSueur Recalls Swede Hollow Before Prohibition

Meridel LeSueur Recalls Swede Hollow Before Prohibition

Patrick Coleman writes: LeSueur was perhaps Minnesota’s most famous proletarian writer, so it is not surprising that she wrote about the humble people of Saint Paul’s Swede Hollow. The following selection was written during Prohibition, ushered in by passage of the...
Life in the United States and Life in My Country

Life in the United States and Life in My Country

My name is Paw Ree Say. I was born in Burma in Bo Ka Lay City, and I have two brothers and four sisters. I have been in Saint Paul since January 30, 2008. When I arrived at the airport my sister and her family came to the airport to pick up my family, and when I saw...
The Mounds Theatre and Me

The Mounds Theatre and Me

I’ve lived in Dayton’s Bluff just a few blocks from the Mounds Theatre all my life, but not for the whole life of the Mounds Theatre. It was built in 1922, and I was born twenty-nine years later. The Mounds started out as a silent movie house. It was billed as “The...
March

March

it is impossible to miss the red bird the only ember alive this snowy March this gray March this bitter March this windblown dismal pewter listless day   Carol Pearce Bjorlie grew up in Richmond, Virginia, which she considers the source of her writer’s voice. She...