Ghost of the Family Farm
Novelist Jerry Apps on rural life in transition
Meanwhile, the Farm Country News where Josh works is transitioning into an all-electronic publication, and the late log roller Mortimer Dunn, who died in 1900, is believed by local residents to still be looking for his grave. Tamarack River Ghost is an enjoyable and rich tale that examines farm life in transition in the 21st century.
Apps is a professor emeritus at UW-Madison and a former agricultural extension agent. He received the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Jerry Apps will speak at Shorewood Public Library on Saturday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m.
As a part of UW-Milwaukee’s Boudreaux Poetry Series, the campus will host poet Arthur Sze, Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW-Milwaukee Hefter Center. Educated at the University of California-Berkeley and author of nine books of poetry, Sze is the first poet laureate of Santa Fe as well as a celebrated translator of Chinese.