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Poetry in rural Oklahoma

All too often, rural communities are defined by what they lack rather than what they have. Typically, this is exemplified in limited access...

Promises, Kept and Unkept

Promise to bring a hotdish for your first work potluck, When it starts smoking in the oven, make a quiche instead. Pretend you meant this...

What If We Try?

Help Arts Midwest sustain its culture of curiosity and innovation by making a contribution to the David Fraher Fund for Innovation. Each...

Jazz and Shakespeare combine in Spearfish

Daniel Kelly’s jazz group performs “Shakespeare in Jazz” for residents of Spearfish, SD. Photo courtesy of Matthews Opera House. Spearfish...

Storytelling in Puerto Rico

In February, I journeyed from Minneapolis to Gurabo, PR to visit the NEA Big Read hosted by Universidad Ana G. Méndez around Julia Alvarez’...

Featured Grantee of the Month: The Berry Center

Above and beyond isn’t enough to describe these grantees. Each month, we’ll be featuring a new interview with an organization from our NEA...

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