Sheridan English Professor publishes third poetry collection

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — When Jane Elkington Wohl began writing poetry “seriously” in her early 30s, she had little idea it would become a lifelong passion. Now, as she enters her final semester of full-time teaching at Sheridan College, Dr. Wohl will look back on her time at the college and her own poetry with a reception and a reading from her recently published third volume of poetry. Wohl will sign copies and read from her new collection *Learning from Old Masters *on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the atrium of Sheridan College’s Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The event is free and open to the public. The collection, which features poems spanning nearly three decades, features reflections on Wohl’s experience of faith and spirituality. “I think that part of what poetry is about is trying to put into words those experiences which we can’t put into words,” Wohl said. “That, for me, is a spiritual quest.” Wohl began teaching English classes at Sheridan College in 1983 and previously published the acclaimed collections *Beasts in Snow: Poetry of the American West*, which won the 2006 WILLA Award for Poetry from Women Writing the West, and *Triage: Poems*, which explore how people live in our “exciting and troubled world.” Wohl has also published numerous poems in various anthologies and small magazines around the nation including in the collections “Leaning into the Wind” and “Woven into the Wind,” both publications by Western Women Writers. Wohl was awarded the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship in both 1996 and 2006. #dally #news