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New Michael Perry Book: “Peaceful Persistence”

ORDERING INFO HERE

A collection of brief essays on memorials and mercy, storms and farewells, family and fowl, barnyard ballets, the Sunday night sads, the wisdom of roadies, cucumbers and kindness, quotidian asparagus, appropo malaprops, pickleball, sushi boats and weird TV, the poetics of garlic, contrails, Mobius mind-grooves, quietude, Christmas tree injuries, cats, waffle houses, puffy partridges, bonfire bonhomie, dating in a hearse, and a weird evening involving Neil Gaiman, the aforementioned sushi, and Suze Orman. Gathered from his most recent “Roughneck Grace” columns, this is Michael Perry onBad days: “First thing I did today was back into the garage door. From the inside.” Releasing injured birds: “Nature gives odds, not insurance.” Returning home: “Like hubcap spinners rotating at a stoplight, the sensation of a road trip lingers, even as we stare at the hearth.” Contentment: “Find your happy place, they say, and so I am cutting up venison in the living room while watching the Packers.” Daughters dating: “…sometimes it’d be nice to have Grandma back, just sitting over there in a rocking chair with her rifle.” Hope: “A pair of wrens whose eggs may not hatch, but proceed as if that is the only outcome.” Politics: “These days asking questions in public is like pulling the toilet handle while standing in the bowl.” Physical fitness: “To say I run like a farmer is to insult a lot of farmers…my form was that of a man jogging while carrying two pails of milk shortly after eating a lard sandwich.” On children: “How many times do we hold our children close under the guise of comforting them when in fact we are clinging to them as if they were the last buoy in a cold sea?”

Including columns originally published between April 2018 and March 2020, Peaceful Persistence picks up where Perry’s most recent collection (Million Billion) left off, with Roughneck Grace and From the Top completing the quartet.

Amazon has it here, eBook version available on Kindle here.

FROM YOUR LOCAL INDIE BOOKSTORE: If not in stock, let your bookseller know this book will be distributed by Ingram. The bookseller will know just what to do. NOTE: Ingram has been experiencing some backlogs, if your bookseller runs into any issues please have them email us directly here. We want to support indies.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Peaceful Persistence T-shirt and Peaceful Persistence book and T-shirt bundle.

 

This Week’s Tent Show Radio: Judy Collins

Check out Mike hosting Tent Show Radio (Twitter: @tentshowradio). This week’s show featured Judy Collins (Facebook: @judycollinsofficial) (Twitter: @TheJudyCollins) in episode 20-18.

Stream it now here.

Tent show Radio is broadcast each week on these fine independent stations.  Some stations offer “Live Air” streams which you can find more information on their websites listed below.

ALASKA
Kodiak
KMXT | online 
88.9 FM
occasional
ILLINOIS
Elgin
WEPS | online
88.9 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
MICHIGAN
Ironwood
WXPR | online
100.9 FM
Saturday
10:00 PM
MINNESOTA
Albert Lea
KMSU | online
91.9 FM
Sunday
6:00 PM
Grand Marais
WTIP | online
90.7 FM
Saturday
6:00 PM
Duluth
KUMD | online
103.3 FM
Sunday
8:00 AM
Fairmont
KMSU | online
91.9 FM
Sunday
6:00 PM
Mankato
KMSU | online
89.7 FM
Sunday
6:00 PM
Thief River Falls
KSRQ | online
90.1 FM
Sunday
10:00 AM
NEW MEXICO
Farmington
KSJE | online
90.9 FM
Saturday
6:00 PM
WISCONSIN
Aburndale/Stevens Point
WLBL | online
930 AM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Adams
WHAA | online
89.1 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Ashland
WUWS l online
90.9 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Central WI
W300BM | online
107.9 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Delafield/Milwaukee
WHAD | online
90.7FM
Saturday
11:00 PM
Green Bay
WHID | online
88.1 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Highland/Dodgeville
WHHI | online
91.3 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
La Crosse
WHLA | online
90.3 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
La Crosse
WLSU | online
88.9 FM
Sunday
4:00 PM
Madison
WHA-AM | online
970AM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Madison/Middleton
W215AQ | online
90.9FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Menomonie/Eau Claire
WHWC | online
88.3 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Rhinelander
WHSF | online
89.9 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Sheboygan
WSHS | online
91.7 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Sister Bay/Door County
WHDI | online
91.9 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Superior
KUWS | online
91.3 FM
Saturday
7:00 PM
Rhinelander
WXPR | online
91.7 FM
Saturday
10:00 PM
Rhinelander
WXPR2 | online
Digital
Saturday
10:00 PM
Wausau
WXPR | online
91.9
Saturday
10:00 PM
Amery
WPCA | online
97.7 FM
Saturday
4:00 PM
Hayward
WOJB | online
88.9 FM
Wednesday
11:00 PM

 

Michael Perry: Reflections on describing a frosty Wisconsin morning

Every week the Wisconsin State Journal runs “Roughneck Grace,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio monologues). This week’s column ‘Michael Perry: Reflections on describing a frosty Wisconsin morning can be seen online here.