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Embodied Ecopoetics

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? Where does our connection to place, land, and animals come from? We will explore the roots of compassion through poetry. In discussion, readings, and creative writing exercises, students will analyze moral perspectives on current environmental issues and examine the intersection of science and spirituality—fertile terrain which may offer potential solutions to ecological degradation and the misuse of natural resources.

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.

Instructor: Jessica Gigot

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 11/16/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Jessica Gigot

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.

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