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Poetry of the Land (via Zoom)
October 14, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10
John Keats wrote that “the poetry of earth is never dead,” and, indeed, from the Georgics of Virgil, with its sections on animal husbandry and beekeeping, to more contemporary poems by poets like Wendell Berry and Maurice Manning, the land has always been a fertile subject for poets to celebrate and mourn. In this webinar, we’ll read and consider a few poems of the land.
Wednesday, October 14, 7-8 p.m CST. Once registration is received a zoom link will be sent via email.
$10/per person. Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 13 at 4 p.m.
Presenter: Austin Smith grew up on a family diary farm in northwestern Illinois. His poetry and short stories have been featured in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Narrative, and other publications. He’s the author of tow poetry collections, Almanac and Flyover Country; he is the recipient of an NEA grant in fiction, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship in fiction, and the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship in poetry. He teaches creative writing at Stanford University and lives in a farmhouse near Scales Mound, Illinois.