On Monday April 16, 2012, environmentalist and poet Lola Haskins will read from her work at Broward College, from 12:30 to 1:45 pm as part of Broward College’s Environmental Week.
Haskins has been published in many acclaimed journals and publications, including The Atlantic and The London Review of Books. She’s written over ten books of poetry, starting with the 1993 Iowa Poetry Prize Winner Hunger and ending with her most recent book of poems Still, the Mountain, which won a 2010 Florida Book Award prize. Haskins often writes about the wonder of nature, including poems that explore Florida’s natural settings. “Prayer for the Everglades” is featured in the prose collection, Book of the Everglades. Haskins has also been featured on NPR.
Haskins is a board member of the Florida-based organization, Florida Defenders of the Environment, a non-profit organization devoted to environmental education and protection since it began in 1969. Currently, the Florida Defenders remain an active and important part of Florida’s quest for environmental justice and are vocal advocates for environmental protection.
Her writings about nature can be found in two university press books: Wild Heart of Florida and Visions of Florida. To date, she’s won several awards, including two National Endowments for the Arts fellowships, and several for her cultural affairs involvement. She’s also taken part in many arts projects and stage productions. To learn more about Lola Haskins, please visit her website at www.lolahaskins.com.
If You Go
Lola Haskins will be reading from her work at Broward College. For more information about this free event, please visit Broward College’s website or call Dr. Barbra Nightingale at 954-201-8873.