At the end of March, we’ll be welcoming Michael Walsh to the ISU campus as part of the MFA program’s Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, March 30th. This event is a double-decker: Walsh will be offering a craft talk at 2pm, followed by a lecture at 7:30pm. We’ll hear about his writing practice, his experience gathering the Queer Nature poetry anthology, and his trailblazing work in ecoqueer poetics.
Michael Walsh is the editor of Queer Nature, the first ecoqueer poetry anthology. His poetry books include The Dirt Riddles (University of Arkansas Press) and Creep Love (Autumn House Press, a Lambda Literary Award finalist) as well as two chapbooks, Adam Walking the Garden and Sleepwalks (Red Dragonfly Press). His awards include a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Poetry, a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, The Miller Williams Prize in Poetry and The Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry.