Reading brings poet’s perspective to environmental issues

By Stephanie Santillo• march 9, 2018 • 6:00 A.M.

As an ecopoet and literary editor, Heidi Lynn Staples gave a different perspective on pressing environmental concerns while reading her original poems Thursday night at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Storrs Center. After reading her poems, Staples, a professor in the creative writing MFA Program at the University of Alabama and the editor of several poetry collections, gave a short talk about being an editor and the editing and publishing business.