Advanced Weeklong Poetry Workshop: Ecopoetry with Forrest Gander

$1,180.00 Members
$1,330.00 Non-members

Tuition includes an orientation before class starts, five workshop sessions, a one-on-one meeting with the instructor, breakfast and coffee on workshop days, all lunchtime business panels, tickets to the opening and closing parties, a digital one-year subscription to The Sun magazine, and discounted rates at local hotels. Workshop-only tuition available upon request.

There are plenty of terrific poets (Neruda, Ginsberg, Mayakovsky) who have written atrocious political poems. And yet, poets often seem to feel called to respond to the exigencies of their times with poetry. We live now in an epoch of unprecedented ecological crisis that has given rise to vague trajectories of “ecopoetry.” What do people mean by ecopoetry? How is it different from “nature poetry”? What examples are particularly powerful and lasting? How might we include an ecological dimension to our writing without becoming pedantic or strident, without rehashing the same bleak facts everyone already knows? Our workshop discussions, prompts, and exercises will help generate a wide variety of new drafts and poems on a daily basis.

Accepted participants will submit up to 4 poems by May 15 and will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Forrest during the week of class.

Instructor: Forrest Gander Learn More


Jun 12, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 13, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 14, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 15, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 16, 2023 9:00am - 11:30am