Part of Belt's city anthology series, a reconsideration of one of America's most misunderstood cities.
Is Indianapolis just another midwestern city to fly over on the way to bigger and better destinations? Or is it, as locals know, a place where different peoples and ideals converge to create a rich cultural center? The Indianapolis Anthology showcases Naptown's vibrancy and diversity with pieces from journalists, poets, historians, established community voices, and first-time writers. The Circle City is more than the home of the Indianapolis 500, John Dillinger, Kenneth "Babyface” Edmonds, Kurt Vonnegut, Prozac, and Wonder Bread. In these pages, you'll find:
•lawn chairs in the beds of pick-ups
•Punk rock in Naptown
•suffragists and entrepreneurs
•dog bakeries and yoga studios
•red brick bungalows and war memorials
•steakburgers and Mexican seafood; pho and sauerbraten.
In other words, you'll find images from a city that is truly a cross section of today's America. Edited by Norman "Buzz” Minnick and with contributions from Etheridge Knight, Terrance Hayes, Michael Martone, and Karen Kovacik.
An insiders' look that will make you see a great midwestern city in a brand-new light.