Once, there was a canal.Liza HyattOnce, there was a canal tells the story of Irish immigrants who built the Wabash and Erie Canal through narrative poetry in the voices of poet Liza Hyatt’s great-great grandparents Daniel and Kate Heffernan, canal builders and pioneers who worked their way from Fort Wayne to southern Indiana, where they purchased farmland and raised a family of 12 children. To imagine her ancestors’ lives, with funding from the Indiana Arts Commission, Hyatt traveled the path of the Wabash and Erie Canal, researching and consulting with historians of Indiana’s canal history. Writers ResistHoosier Writers UnitedJosh A. Brewer, EditorWriters Resist features protest poetry, the work of immigrants, the experiences of women, and nuanced understandings of diversity. With work from the best writers in Indiana, including poets laureate, this volume collects acts of resistance while uniting authors from across the state and region.