Eco Poetry: Reading & Author Talk

Primary tabs

Program Type:

Book Discussion, General

Age Group:

Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Event Details

Celebrate Earth and Poetry month with writer Catherine Young as she reads poems and shares earth stories from her new book “Geosmin.” Geosmin (the scent of soil) paints a deep map of Wisconsin’s Driftless region while evoking a place found within regions of the heart. Books will be available for purchase. 

Catherine Young is a writer and performing artist whose work is infused with a keen sense of place. She is author of the poetry collection Geosmin (scent of soil) released in 2022 and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her memoir Black Diamonds: A Childhood Colored By Coal is forthcoming in 2023 from Torrey House Press. Catherine's writing has been published in the anthologies The Driftless ReaderContoursPermanent Vacation II: Eighteen Writers on Work and Life in Our National ParksImagination and Place: Cartography and is forthcoming in Essential Voices: A Covid Anthology. Her work appears internationally in Reliquiae and The Island Review and in AscentMinding NatureFlywayFourth RiverAbout PlaceHippocampusLiterary MamaMidwest ReviewKestrel, and Wisconsin Review, among others. Her poetry has been published as broadsides for Fermentation Fest Farm Art / Dtour Passwords and Madison Metro Buslines and most recently in Stillpoint Arts QuarterlyAbout Place, Tiny Seed, Cold Mountain Review, Passager, and River Heron. Her children's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appeared in Cricket

A nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays, Catherine Young is the recipient of a Terry Foundation Edenfred Fellowship and a residency at Write On Door County. She worked as a national park ranger, farmer, educator, and mother before completing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. She holds degrees in Environmental Science, Physical Geography, and Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked for International Crane Foundation in prairie restoration and woodland ecology, as naturalist for Aldo Leopold Head Nature Center and naturalist-writer for Wisconsin State Parks. Catherine is poetry editor of Midwest Review, leads writing workshops, and records the weekly Landward podcast for WDRT community radio.

Rooted in farm life, Catherine lives with her family in Wisconsin's Driftless bioregion where she is totally in love with meandering streams.

More at:  

chat loading...