Review: The New Midwest by Mark Athitakis

Don’t be fooled by its slim size. The New Midwest packs a punch in regional literary criticism.   BY NATHAN SINDELAR | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 04 In a new book by Mark Athitakis, the Midwest is not what we think it is, and, more crucially, neither are the stories...

Here: Pigeon Creek, Iowa

And yet somehow, in the breathless quiet of this sterile creek, something does remain. Something worth returning for. BY PATRICK MAINELLI | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 02 Pigeon Creek is a generous name for a ditch. Though it is born upstream as a few thread- thin brooks...