Dolence and Zepper Teach Students at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

On Friday, May 14, Professors Travis Dolence (Library) and Kevin Zepper (English) taught 9th graders from the Detroit Lakes School District. Using a short poetic form, Dolence and Zepper encouraged students to hike briefly through the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. More than one hundred students wrote up to three short poems on their experiences with nature. […]

Nature Poetry Workshop

Sunday, April 7 | 1-4 p.m. | Tamarac Discovery Center (35704 County Hwy 26, Rochert, MN 56578) Awaken your spirit and connect with nature, then let it bloom like poetry. Author Kevin Zepper will introduce you to techniques for writing creative poetry inspired by nature. Zepper, an English professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead, is the author of the book-length […]


Monday, Feb. 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Langseth 104 Perry “Vision” DiVirgilio is a poet, activist and youth poetry educator. A graduate of Dickinson College, Vision’s work focuses on racial identity, identity politics, healing, and dismantling toxic masculinity. Vision’s poetry and poetry workshops were featured on CNN’s “Black in America 5,” the highest rated documentary in CNN history.