Black History Book Club: African American Nature Poetry

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

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Leaders: Berit Thorson
Ansley Laev

Event Information


This book club will consist of reading and discussing excerpts from "Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry" by Camille T. Dungy. Partnering with the UW-Madison BIPOC Coalition, we will provide space for reflection on the poems as well as opportunities to connect the poems to the present day. The discussion will last approximately an hour and a half, with participants who sign up in advance given instructions on which passages to read for the event. We do ask that participants read and reflect on these passages prior to the event. Hoofer Ambassadors has 1 free copy of the book available to new participants as of 2/12. Please reach out to with any questions or concerns.

This event is open to students and community members; a Hoofer membership is not required!

If you are purchasing your own copy of the book, please email Berit at for a 10% discount code when you buy from A Room of One's Own, one of our favorite local bookstores!


Event Type
Virtual Event (meetings, lessons and socials hosted virtually)
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"Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry" by Camille T. Dungy (book). Assigned excerpts can be found at:
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