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Event Category: Literature, Reading, & Books

  • Join Yardstick Books in Algoma, WI for a reading and discussion with poet Catherine Young, author of the new book of poems, GEOSMIN, June 18, 2022 form 1 – 2PM.

    The poems of GEOSMIN (the scent of soil) are a celebration of the startling and shimmering earth, praising creatures of soil, sky, and in-between. Ecologist, farmer, mother, and poet Catherine Young honors land and what it means to be human in this world. Her poems journey through earth, water, tree, and stone, the heartbreak and beauty of seasons across a rural year, and take a panoramic view of aging. Young paints a deep map of Wisconsin’s Driftless region while evoking a place found within regions of the heart.

    Catherine Young is a writer and performing artist whose work is infused with a keen sense of place. She is author of the poetry collection Geosmin (scent of soil). Her writing has been published in the anthologies The Driftless Reader, Contours, Permanent Vacation II: Eighteen Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks, Imagination and Place: Cartography and is forthcoming in Essential Voices. Her work appears internationally in Reliquiae and The Island Review and in Ascent, Minding Nature, Flyway, Fourth River, About Place, Hippocampus, Literary Mama, Midwest Review, Kestrel, and Wisconsin Review, among others. Her poetry has been published as broadsides for Fermentation Fest Farm Art / Dtour Passwords and Madison Metro Buslines and most recently in About Place, Tiny Seed, Cold Mountain Review, Passenger, and River Heron.

    Her children’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appeared in Cricket. Her writing was as semi-finalist for Hippocampus’ Remember in November contest, and her poetry received an honorable mention for the Hal Prize. In 2020,Catherine’s full-length memoir Black Diamonds, Blue Flames was long listed for the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and is forthcoming from Torrey House Press

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  • Venue:

    Yardstick Books
    317 Steele St.
    Algoma, WI