Each year, more than 250,000 people visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. Every visitor finds different rewards in the canoe country. The stories, essays and... More > poems in this chapbook celebrate those unique experiences, from morning coffee on a rock at water's edge to paddling remote lakes to eating dinner as the sun goes down over distant shores.< Less
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is full of stories. Those who have explored its vast network of lakes and rivers know that canoe country is a place to forge connections with nature, friends... More > and family, and ourselves. It is a place for solitude and adventure, for the challenge of paddling and portaging, and respite from the hectic modern world.
The stories in this chapbook reflect the experiences of people who know and love the wilderness. Contained in these works are the call of loons, the hard work of fighting a headwind, and the utter silence of a Boundary Waters evening after the wind has died and you can only sit in awe at the water’s edge.
Slip The Firegrate Review into your back pocket or your canoe pack, read it in the tent on a remote lake or on the bus when you need to get away for a few moments.
Enjoy the tales – we will see you around the firegrate.< Less