Ecopoetics: The BIPOC Experience
In this workshop, we will read and discuss poems written by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color about the more-than-human world, exploring different aspects of craft and storytelling. We will read poems by Camille Dungy, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sherwin Bitsui, Alberto Rios, and Craig Santos Perez to understand how their work brings to life the complex relationship between land, history, language, and self. Participants can expect to leave with at least three drafts of new poems.
June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
June 6: Member registration opens
June 13: General registration opens
Leonora Simonovis is the author of Study of the Raft, winner of the 2021 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in Gargoyle, Kweli Journal, Diode Poetry Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and The Rumpus, among others. Her poems have also been featured in Verse Daily, Sims Library of Poetry, and CIACLA (Contemporary Irish Center, Los Angeles). She has been the recipient of fellowships from Women Who Submit (WWS), VONA, and the Poetry Foundation. A Venezuelan American poet, Leonora grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, and currently lives in San Diego, CA, where she teaches Latin American literature and creative writing in Spanish at the University of San Diego. Website: leonorasimonovis.com Instagram: @leosimonovis Twitter: @lsimonovis