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Michael Perry: Appreciating the quiet, solid workers

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: Appreciating the quiet, solid workers‘ can be seen online here.

Instagram Song

A week ago I got a message from a Canadian songwriter saying he was using one of my Instagram captions as a lyric. I wrote a “Roughneck Grace” column about these lovely/odd interconnections (column out this Sunday) and in the meantime this music happened. It’s a beautiful song (heads up, does contain a heartfelt curse-quote…View post

Michael Perry: A starry look at our smallness

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: A starry look at our smallness‘ can be seen online here.

Randall Kenan

Perhaps one day if time and breath allow, I will write about my experience at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, which was one of the most solid and lasting thrills of my unexpected writing life…even as it was made clear to me that I was never gonna be one of the cool kids. I felt…View post