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The Five Stages of Ecological Grief: A Poetry Workshop

Introductory | Elisabeth Kübler-Ross famously described the five stages of grief as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. More recently, the term ecological grief has been used to understand the loss humans experience as a result of ongoing, irreversible environmental destruction. We will learn from contemporary ecopoets as well as investigate both our interior and exterior landscapes in order to craft new poems that probe and illuminate this grief and lead us on a path to awareness, climate justice, and, perhaps, a sixth stage of ecological grief: action.

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Instructor: Jessica Gigot

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 11/13/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 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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