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This class will focus on how poetry stems from, evokes, or creates place. A place can be imaginary, material, or a combination of the two; most often, it is the latter. You’ll learn about contemporary and historical ecopoetics, a field that looks at how places are created by ecological, social, cultural, and political forces, and how these processes show up in poetry. Conversely, ecopoetics is also interested in how poetry might influence place. You’ll be guided by wide-ranging prompts and discussions of readings. Class time will focus on discussion of readings, workshopping each other’s poems, and in-class guided writing.
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.
Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.