Brian Backstrand


Brian Backstrand is a poet and writer as well as an Episcopal clergyman. He has published poems and stories in several literary magazines, most recently in South Dakota Review and another is forthcoming in The Southern Indiana Review. He lives in rural Wisconsin where he and his wife Marilee own a farm and are in the process of becoming energy self-sufficient and living off the grid.

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Little Bluestem: Stories from Rural America
Price: Free! Words: 62,680. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
There is a lot of hay in this collection of short stories, hay to cut,rake, bale, store and feed. And there is a lot of rusted machinery sitting in sheds and barns. But these bittersweet stories are about the people who are largely overlooked, people living with powerful memories,illness, telling their stories, discovering some small revelation about the meaning of existence and their own lives.

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christianity    farming    memories    wisconsin