Ecopoetics: The BIPOC Experience
with Leonora Simonovis
Open to all levels
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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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
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