Berry College Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing Sandra Meek will launch her new book with a reading and signing April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the college chapel.
“An Ecology of Elsewhere,” was named a Spring 2016 Poetry Top Pick by Library Journal. At once nomadic and deeply rooted to place, the book interweaves a difficult past, personal and terrestrial, with an uncertain future. Whether describing a Namibian baby seal hunt, 1,500-year-old Welwitschia plants living off of fog in a desert studded with landmines, or the sandstone “temples” of Zion National Park, Meek’s poems attend to the endangered as well as the enduring, braiding personal narrative with those of the natural world from which they arise.
The book will be on sale at the reading and will become widely available May 3. The event is free and open to the public.