February 03, 2022

Hope Is the Thing

Edited by B. J. Hollars
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2021

Book cover for Hope Is The Thing. Featuring short essays by 100 local Wisconsin authors, this collection explores the meaning of hope in a world changed by Covid-19.

Chris Fink, professor of English at Beloit, contributed “Hope Is in the Asparagus Patch,” a piece that ties together a world before and after quarantine through the meticulous practice and wonder of gardening.

Hollars is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Also In This Issue

  • L. Emil Kreider, Professor Emeritus of Economics

    In Remembrance: L. Emil Kreider, Professor Emeritus of Economics

  • Caitlin Abrams’08 uses D2, a non-toxic biocide, to clean gravestones.

    Grave cleaner-turned-TikTok star

  • Amy Ward’22, center, had an opportunity to do applied research in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters last summer. A group of creative writing students also sharpened their craft in the wilderness.

    Into the Wilderness


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