I joined forces with Compass Collaborators to design their book entitled Deep Routes: The Midwest in All Directions. The cover art—Raven Steals the Pipeline—is by Duskin Drum. Though the tangible version (distributed by Half Letter Press and JustSeeds) is now out of print, digital versions of all essays can be read and downloaded online. From their site:
Deep Routes: the Midwest in All Directions is a collection of stories about learning where we are—by inhabiting, traversing, and exchanging narratives in the expansive region that some people call the Midwest Radical Culture Corridor. Emerging from a geologic territory shaped by retreating Pleistocene ice sheets and further carved by generations of plant, animal and human habitation, these essays contemplate another planetary shift that has transformed our very existence: global neoliberal capitalism. The authors critically reflect on the nature of territory, citizenship, mobility and the possibilities for a more just and egalitarian society. Drawing from sites within the the Midwest (such as parts of Minneapolis, Detroit, Rockford, Madison, Southern Illinois) and excursions far beyond it (locales as distant as Togo, China and Argentina) the twenty-seven contributors explore the wealth of associations these many journeys have nurtured.
255 pages, 6" x 9". 2012.