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VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
All Levels | Why do we care about the natural world? What moves us to react to environmental crises, such as climate change and species extinction? How can scientific and spiritual ideas overlap within the body of a poem? This class will delve into contemporary ecopoetry and the impact of this important work. Integrating discussion, reading, and generative exercises, students will examine their own relationship to the environment while exploring new approaches to ecocentric poetics.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Jessica Gigot is a poet, farmer, and teacher. She lives on a small, sheep farm in the Skagit Valley. Her first book of poems, Flood Patterns, was published by Antrim House Books in 2015 and her second book, Feeding Hour, was published November 2020 with Trail to Table Press, an imprint of Wandering Aengus Press. Jessica’s writing appears in several publications such as Orion, Taproot, Gastronomica, and Poetry Northwest and she is a poetry editor for The Hopper. Her memoir, A Little Bit of Land, will be published by Oregon State University Press in 2022.