Book Squad Goals

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BSG #36: All Poets On Deck / Nature Poem

Explore the meaning of “nature” with the Squad as we discuss “Nature Poem” by Tommy Pico. We dig into the book-length poem to talk about what constitutes a “nature poem,” how the speaker’s identity affects his connection to nature, and how Pico uses language to analyze questions of white privilege, queer sexuality, indigenous issues and more. Check out the #BookSquadBlog for TV recaps, Emily’s 12 Days of Christmas Movies series, YA Book Club, and so much more! Go see the new “Little Women” film for our next #othersode on 1/13, and read Stephen King’s novella “Elevation” for our next #bookpisode on 1/27! Send listener feedback on this episode or any other to!


1:04 – What’s your favorite “natural thing?”
12:08 – Book Intro
15:10 – Kelli’s publishing corner
16:48 – what is a nature poem? Is this a nature poem?
35:35 – language and meaning
54:04 – being known and being famous / poetry references
1:07:03 – ratings and Todd’s five things
1:16:03 – the power feedback
1:17:23 – what’s on the blog? What’s up next?

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