Visiting Writers Series features Poet Michael Walsh

  • Michael Walsh headshot
  • Michael Walsh headshot

Michael Walsh will give a public reading of his work on February 2 as part of Nebraska Wesleyan's Visiting Writers Series. The presentation will take place in Olin B Lecture Hall at 6 p.m.

Michael Walsh is an independent scholar, creative writing instructor and writer. Walsh received a B.A. degree in Creative Writing from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. and a M.F.A. degree in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. He serves as the editor of Queer Nature, the first ecoqueer poetry anthology. Walsh's poetry books include The Dirt Riddles (University of Arkansas Press) and Creep Love (Autumn House Press) as well as two chapbooks, Adam Walking the Garden and Sleepwalks (Red Dragonfly Press). His awards include a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Poetry, a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, The Miller Williams Prize in Poetry, and The Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. After residing in Minneapolis for more than two decades, Walsh now lives in a valley among coulees and springs in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin, where his ecoqueer and literary teachings are taking shape. 

The Visiting Writers Series brings prominent national and international writers to campus. In addition to giving public readings, our visiting writers meet with students to discuss the craft of writing. The mission of this series remains the promotion of literary experiences with contemporary writers meant to enliven and to educate young writers here at NWU.

The event is free and open to the public.