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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.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Jessica Gigot is a poet, farmer, teacher and musician. She has a small farm in Bow, WA called Harmony Fields that makes artisan sheep cheese and grows organic herbs. Her second book of poems, Feeding Hour, will be released in November 2020 by Wandering Aengus Press. She also teaches writing classes at Hugo House.