April is National Poetry Month, and BirdNote is celebrating by sharing nature-inspired poems written by contemporary authors. Explore the poets below!
Wendy S. Walters
Wendy S. Walters is a non-fiction writer and poet, who holds a MFA/PHD in Poetry and Literature from Cornell University. While Walters was living in L.A. during the early 2000s, she wrote a short collection of poems about the city called The Birds of Los Angeles.
A native of Minnesota, Traci Brimhall is an Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Kansas State University. Her first published collection, Rookery, features many poems about birds.
Timothy Steele is an American poet who has received numerous awards and honors for his poetry. Steele is known for his love of rhyme, meter, and traditional forms of poetry. He loves birds, and has had a number of poems inspired by encounters with them.
Heid E. Erdrich
Ojibwe writer Heid E. Erdrich is the author of seven collections of poetry. In our closing episode of poetry month, hear her poems about Northern Flickers, a Wild Turkey, and a Red-eyed Vireo.
Cedar Waxwing © Lee Jaffe CC
Photo of Wendy S. Walters © Ryan Muir
Photo of Traci Brimhall © Colin MacMillan
Photo of Timothy Steele © Emi Uchiike
Photo of Heid E. Erdrich © Chris Felver