A collection of poetry by Dr. Drew Lanham. Released in April 2016.  Published by Hub City Press.

An autobiography of Dr. Lanham's journey and love affair with nature. Set to be released on September 16, 2016. Published by Milkweed Editions. To reserve a copy, go here.



"A shrewd meditation on home, family, nature, and the author's native South." - Kirkus Reviews



"The Home Place is a work of undeniable poetry. Like John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and other trailblazers before him, Lanham writes rapturously of the natural world, of its majesty, sublimity, and wonder. He writes of being “colored” by the fields and the soil and the water, both in spirit and manifested in the beautiful hue of his skin."

-Michelle Schingler, Associate Editor, Foreword Reviews



Media Publications

How Urbanites Misunderstand Wildlife
(New York Times)
Our Mission: Loving the Land
(Clemson World)
9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher
(Orion Magazine)

Literary Contributions


Anthology Chapters:

  • Towards Home in American Crisis, Southern Solutions: From Where We Stand, Promise and Peril (2008 NewSouth Books)

  • Hunting Deer in Broken Country in Outdoor Adventures in the Upcountry (2010 Hub City Press)

  • Bartram on Blacktop in Bartram’s Living Legacy-The Travels and the Nature of the South (2010 Mercer University Press)

  • More than Birds-A Crisis in Birder Identification in The Colors of Nature World (2011 Milkweed)

  • Dog Hands in Literary Dogs and Their SC Writers (2012 Hub City Press)

  • No Forever for Old Farms in State of the Heart-South Carolina Writers and the Places They Love ( 2013 U. S.Carolina Press)

  • Home Range in Carolina Writers at Home (2015 Hub City)


  • Ode to Negroes Who Don’t Ornithologize (2013--Flycatcher Online Poetry Journal)

  • Because of Black Hands (2015—Flycatcher Online Poetry Journal)