• Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: November 20, 2022
  • End Date: November 20, 2022
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Ecopoetics: The BIPOC Experience

In this workshop, we will read and discuss poems written by Black and Indigenous writers of color about the nonhuman world. We will spend time with authors like Camille Dungy, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sherwin Bitsui, Alberto Rios, Selene Jamín Venegas, and Craig Santos Perez, to understand how their work brings to life the complex relationship between land, history, language, and self. We will generate work inspired by these poets. Students can expect to leave the workshop with two to three new drafts.

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Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Leonora Simonovis

Leonora Simonovis


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: Instagram: @leosimonovis Twitter: @lsimonovis