Kim Stafford, Elizabeth Dodd, and José Angel Araguz


Jul 26 2021


5 PT / 6 MT / 7 CT / 8 ET
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Reading Series: Kim Stafford, Elizabeth Dodd + José Angel Araguz

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Join us for’s sixth reading in our online Reading Series.

Join us for the next dynamic reading and Q+A in the Reading Series. Moderated by assistant poetry editor Anne Haven McDonnell and held in collaboration with the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) biennial conference: Emergence/y, with Zoom hosting provided by the University of Arizona, this reading features award-winning poets and essayists Kim Stafford, Elizabeth Dodd, and José Angel Araguz.

Kim Stafford is a writer in Oregon who teaches and travels to raise the human spirit. He founded the Northwest Writing Institute in 1986, and co-founded the Fishtrap Writers Gathering in 1987. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including Singer Come from Afar: Poems and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir. In 2018, he was named Oregon’s ninth poet laureate, and he visited over a hundred groups statewide to share the reading and writing of poetry. He has taught writing in dozens of schools and colleges, and in Scotland, Italy, Mexico, and Bhutan. Read poetry by Kim Stafford appearing in

Elizabeth Dodd is nonfiction editor at She teaches creative nonfiction, poetry, and literature and environment courses at Kansas State University, where she is a University Distinguished Professor. She is the author of six books, including Archetypal Light (poems) and Horizon’s Lens (essays). With Derek Sheffield and Simmons Buntin, she is co-editor of Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. Her essay collection In the Mind’s Eye won the Best Book Award from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Her poems and essays have appeared recently in journals including Tin House, The Laurel Review, The Fourth River, The Iowa Review, and Places Journal as well as the anthologies Poetics for the More-Than-Human World and The Tallgrass Prairie Reader. Her essay, “Isogloss: Language and Legacy on Mount St. Helens,” which emerged from the Spring Creek Project’s 2010 residencies in conjunction with the Mount St. Helens Science Pulse, will be reprinted in This Impermanent Earth, an anthology of environmental literature first published in The Georgia Review. Elizabeth lives in the Flint Hills region of Kansas and serves on the Board of Trustees for Audubon of Kansas.

José Angel Araguz’s most recent collection is An Empty Pot’s Darkness (Airlie Press). His poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Poetry International, The Acentos Review, and Oxidant | Engine among other places. He blogs at The Friday Influence. José is an assistant professor at Suffolk University, where he serves as editor-in-chief of Salamander and is also a faculty member of the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program.

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