Join B.J. Hollars as he takes readers on a whirlwind tour of destruction: from Fort Wayne’s almost-obliteration at the hands of Adolf Hitler, to Tuscaloosa’s 2011 tornado, and finally, to a triple lynching that occurred in Duluth in the summer of 1920. Spanning nearly a continent and a century, Hollars re-reports the details of these destructions, uncovering new facts and new perspectives in the swirl of what little remains.
Relying on equal parts lyricism, experimental forms, and personal experience, Hollars’ “Greetings From Duluth” explores our complicated relationship with the places we call home.
B.J. Hollars is the author of three nonfiction books, Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and the Last Lynching in America, Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa, and Dispatches from the Drownings: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction. He teaches at the university of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.