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Deep Routes:The Midwest in All Directions

We have a new book!

Deep Routes: The Midwest in All Directions collects essays from the Compass Collaborators and our extended networks of colleagues and conspirators. We are excited about this book!

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.

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A Call to Farms

Book CoverA Call to Farms: Continental Drift through the Radical Midwest Culture Corridor is finished. The book collects writings and images from participants and presenters in the June 2008 Drift. The book is designed by Mike Koppa, of The Heavy Duty Press. A print copy of the book can be purchased from Heavy Duty Press, Journal Press, and Half Letter Press. You can also download the book from the Heavy Duty Press website here.