Creative Non-Fiction
Essay

This rancher used his diary to envision a brighter future on the land for his children.
by Pete Ferrell
Essay

As a child in Sioux City, Iowa,, Jason Darrah's heroes were garbage men. Now he is one.
by Jason Darrah
Memoir

When things change, do they always change for the better? See what you think after reading this memoir of a one-room Missouri schoolhouse.
by Helen Johnson
Memoir

A young writer fresh out of college; a Nebraska horse farm; a wild-west show reunion. A memoir by Dan Weeks.
by Dan Weeks
Editor's note

For our Associate Editor, the prairie came home hardest through a sky full of stars.
by Emily Mamrak
Essay

Last summer, native Californian Mary Rose Bernal "farm-sat," and found country life hard, sweaty, itchy and surprisingly...happy.
by Mary Rose Bernal
Essay

Our regular contributor is hooked on the prairie's grasses. Here's how it happened.
by Sandy Moffett
Essay

Urban gardens need pollinators, but where do the bees come from amid all that concrete? Enter Jana Kinsman.
by Sara Arena
Personal essay

Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander lives in a converted country schoolhouse. She decided a schoolhouse needs a bell, and a belltower.
by Mary Swander
Personal essay

Mary Swander's Amish neighbor, Joe, places her new belltower over the entryway of her Amish schoolhouse/home.
by Mary Swander
Personal essay

With the bell and belltower in place, Mary Swander can summon the neighbor children for pie...
by Mary Swander