Walsh's debut collection of poetry explores the impacts of extractive industries on rural communities and the environment, particularly in Appalachia, while also celebrating the persistent beauty of the natural world and human love. Ryan will be in conversation with West Virginia writer and essayist Ann Pancake!
"Ryan Walsh’s poetry makes plain that the hurt earth, which includes the people hurt by the earth’s hurting, resides in our imaginations and bodies. But by naming that sorrow, by turning it over, he makes a garden. And with that garden he feeds us.”
— Ross Gay