The Middlewesterner

Exploring the heart of the country.

An accomplished poet and essayist, Tom Montag is the author of Curlew:Home, an affectionate memoir of growing up on a middle western farm during the 1950s; Kissing Poetry’s Sister, essays about writing and being a writer; and many books and chapbooks of poems published over the past 30 years.

Montag lives with Mary, his wife of more than 30 years, in what used to be “the reddest house in Fairwater, Wisconsin,” though now it is “cinnamon.”