The Indianapolis Anthology (pre-order)

What you think of when you hear the official nickname of Indianapolis—"The Crossroads of America"—says a lot about whether you live here or are just passing through. Is Indy just another Midwestern city to fly over on the way to bigger and better destinations? Or is it, as locals know, a place where different peoples and ideals converge to create a rich cultural center?

The Indianapolis Anthology showcases Naptown's vibrancy and diversity with pieces from journalists, poets, historians, established community voices, and first-time writers. Indianapolis is more than the home of the Indianapolis 500, John Dillinger, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Kurt Vonnegut, Prozac, and Wonder Bread. Here is a taste of what you will find in these pages: lawn chairs in the beds of pick-ups; the magnificent stench of diesel, sweat, and sweetly hissing charcoal; suffragists and entrepreneurs; cement Pietàs; sneakers dangling from power lines; dog bakeries and yoga studios; red brick bungalows and war memorials; steakburgers and Mexican seafood; Pho and sauerbraten. In other words, you'll find images from a city that is truly a cross section of today's America.

Edited by Norman Minnick

Contributors: Desiree Arce, Michael Brockley, A'Lelia Bundles, Dan Carpenter, Jared Carter, Malachi "A+scribe" Carter, Bryan Furuness, Dan Grossman, Terrance Hayes, Angela Herrmann, Will Higgins, Allyson Horton, Dr. Terri Jett, Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" Jones, Nasreen Khan, Etheridge Knight, Karen Kovacik, Elizabeth Krajeck, Norbert Krapf, Anne Laker, Sarah Layden, Theon Lee, Nate Logan, Jackie Lutzke, Ashley L. Mack-Jackson, Kaitlynne Mantooth, Michael Martone, Chantel Massey, Izera McAfee, Michael McColly, Kevin McKelvey, Paul R. Mullins, Lylanne Musselman, Susan Neville, Nicole Poletika, Jim Powell, Nelson Price, Fran Quinn, Nick Reading, Tatjana Rebelle, Jordan Ryan, Dr. Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Barbara Shoup, Natalie Solmer, Chris Speckman, Ruth Stone, Grant Vecera, Manon Voice, Shari Wagner, Dan Wakefield

MAY 4, 2021 | ISBN: 9781948742917 | ESSAYS | PAPERBACK | 6 X 9 | 224 PAGES

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