All 62 National Parks Are Celebrated For The First Time In New Book Of Poetry

Jan 8, 2021

For the first time, all of America's national parks are celebrated in a book of poetry.
Credit TCU Press

In 2016, the national park system celebrated its hundredth birthday. When poet karla k. morton learned that there had never been a complete book of poetry written to celebrate all 62 national parks, she decided to do just that, along with her friend and fellow Texas poet laureate Alan Birkelbach.

Wyoming Public Radio's Micah Schweizer spoke to the two poets about how their new book, The National Parks: A Century of Grace, came to be.

Song of the Tetons - karla k. Morton (Grand Teton National Park)

Grand Teton - Alan Birkelbach (Grand Teton National Park)

I Dare You - karla k. Morton (Sequoia National Park)

Cathedral - Alan Birkelbach (Redwood National Park)