Wild Words: Poetry & Prairie
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
27th & Main St
North Newton, Kansas 67116
Aubrey Streit Krug, Director of the Perennial Cultures Lab at The Land Institute, will be presenting her poem from the poetry chapbook Wild Words, which features writings that celebrate the deep connection between Kansans and prairie ecosystems. The poem, titled “Road Cut,” centers on the prairie plant antelope horn milkweed (Asclepias asperula), which attracts pollinators and provides spring forage for Monarch caterpillars. Poetry readings will be followed by audience engagement and humanities-centered discussions.
This event and the poetry chapbook are organized by Humanities Kansas, which has also partnered with Kansas cultural organizations to distribute free copies of this original poetry chapbook within their communities.
“This collection of poems is an invitation to listen to the call of native plants in Kansas, to the specific places where we make our homes and live in community with many human and other-than-human co-inhabitants.” — Megan Kaminski, editor of Wild Words
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