Nathan Vinehout Kane


527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA


Nathan Vinehout Kane is an environmentalist, community organizer, and writer. He grew up on a dairy farm in western Wisconsin where the land’s grassy hills, pine forests, and river-carved bluffs fostered in him a love for nature that weaves through his writing and has shaped his professional career. Before joining Iowa State’s Creative Writing and Environment program, he consulted for environmental non-profits, organizing folks who lobbied their members of congress on clean energy, flood resilience, and sustainable agriculture issues. He helped create the website to share people’s stories of climate change as well as the Instagram account, @midwestenvironmentaldefense, to share accurate, understandable information on federal policies impacting the environment. While at Iowa State, he plans to focus on poetry, fiction, and non-fiction writing.

His work has been previously published in Carolina Muse, the Wanaskan Almanac, and The 2021 Redwing Poets & Artists Collaboration Chapbook. His published poetry can be found on his Instagram, @NathanVKpoetry. ( (