A few weeks ago, I was invited to write a short essay for the Edge Effects blog. If you’re not already familiar with it, Edge Effects is an outstanding blog run by CHE [the Center for Culture, History, and Environment], a group that belongs to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, which I’ve been a proud grad student affiliate and member for some time now. In response to their invitation, I wrote a short essay about Lorine Niedecker, my favorite Wisconsin writer, and ecopoetics, a term of art in my home discipline of English literary studies. You can read the essay here. Enjoy!