Writers Janna Knittel and Patricia Kirkpatrick join us to talk about nature, landscape, and "what is worth saving" in this crazy, mixed up world.
Janna Knittel is a poet from the Pacific Northwest. Relocated to the Twin Cities to complete her MFA, she also finds time working to help preserve our natural landscape. Her forthcoming chapbook, Fish & Wildlife, will be released on Finishing Line Press in part of the New Women's Voices series.
Patricia Kirkpatrick received the inaugural Lindquist & Vennum Poetry Prize. Her book, Odessa, selected by poet Peter Campion and published by Milkweed Editions in 2012, was awarded the 2013 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry. She is the author of Century’s Road, poetry chapbooks, and books for young readers. Her work appears widely in journals. The emotional power of Kirkpatrick’s poetic narrative corresponds here with her mastery of craft. In nervy sentences and phrases, in sinuous and firm lines, all of which show the imprint of deeply lived experience