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Tom Montag is a middlewestern poet and essayist who is interested in place, the way place shapes us, and the way we are shaped by it. Curlew: Home is his memoir of growing up on an Iowa farm. The Idea of the Local is his collection of essays about people and place. His most recent books include The Big Book of Ben Zen (poetry) and Kissing Poetry's Sister (essays). He is co-author, with Peter Pizzino, of Peter's Story: Growing Up in Milwaukee's Third Ward during the 1920s & 1930s.
Montag was editor and publisher of Margins: A Review of Little Magazines and Small Press Books and has operated Monday Morning Press, Midwestern Writers Publishing House, or MWPH Books, since 1972. He co-founded the Wisconsin Poets Calendar with Mary Montag and co-edited it with her for 1982, 1983, and 1984. He has lived in Fairwater, Wisconsin, since 1976.
For more information:
- Visit Tom Montag's Blog, The Middlewesterner
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