John Linstrom's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Cold Mountain Review, Free State Review, Commonweal Magazine, Alluvian, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. His literary nonfiction appeared in Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland. He edits the work of Progressive-Era environmental philosopher Liberty Hyde Bailey, including a forthcoming anthology coedited with John Stempien, The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion: Essential Writings (Comstock-Cornell UP, 2019), and the centennial edition of The Holy Earth (Counterpoint, 2015), which featured a new foreword by Wendell Berry. His dissertation focuses on literature of land, labor, and ecology in the Progressive Era. He lives with his fiancée in Queens, NY, where he is a doctoral candidate in English and American Literature at New York University, and he holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. He is on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Medium.

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Panel at Midwestern History Conference

At the end of this month, on May 31 at 10:30 AM in Room 107-D of the DeVos Center at Grand Valley State University, I will be participating in a roundtable discussion at the Fifth Annual Midwestern History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The panel's topic is "Placing Literary Agrarianism in the Twentieth-Century Midwest," and it will be composed of contributors to a new collection of essays, forthcoming from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, titled Mapping Midwestern Minds: Essays on the Intellectual History of the American Midwest.