Humanities in the Wild: Bees! with Katie Coles

Sep 10, 2022, 11:30 am

Humanities in the Wild is an exploratory outdoor experience that empowers participants to step into the landscapes that inspired some of the American West’s greatest literature. Join us at the Stokes Nature Center for a short trek led by poet Katharine Coles.

Poet, novelist, and editor Katharine Coles earned a BA at the University of Washington, an MA at the University of Houston, and a PhD at the University of Utah.

Coles is the author of several collections of poetry, including Wayward (2019), Fault (2008), Utah Book Award winner The Golden Years of the Fourth Dimension (2001), and The One Right Touch (1992). She is also the author of the novels Fire Season (2005) and The Measurable World (1995). Her collaboration with visual artist Maureen O’Hara has led to the artists’ book Swoon (2003) as well as several installations. As the inaugural director of the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute, Coles edited the anthology Blueprints: Bringing Poetry into Communities (2011) and the reports Poetry & New Media: A Users’ Guide and Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry.

Coles has received numerous honors for her work, including a term as Utah’s poet laureate, both a fellowship and a New Forms Project grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a PEN New Writer’s Award, an Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant from the National Science Foundation, and grants from the Utah Arts Council and the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

At the University of Utah, Coles has directed the Creative Writing Program; co-directed the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature, with mathematician and biologist Fred Alder; and served as series editor for the University of Utah Press’s Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Book Award. She lives in Salt Lake City.

- ASL interpretation provided upon request
- No livestream will be made available. Video may be posted afterwards.
- Parking: The event has both accessible parking and access to the seating area, though it is primarily a dirt path and grass.
- Seating: Seating is bring your own so accessibility is up to the participant.
- Bathrooms: Bathrooms are all gender and available for families, though there are a few stairs so less accessible for disabled communities at this time.
- No on-site sensory kit
- No Mask Policy
- Request any additional questions or accommodations here:

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Stokes Nature Center.

Stokes Nature Center

2696 East Highway 89
Logan , UT 84323-7941
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Event Contact:

Stokes Nature Center
(435) 755-3239