WRITING WILD: A virtual eco-poetry generative writing intensive
Instructor: Pamela Uschuk
Drawing inspiration from the collosal beauty of the natural world, Writing Wild focuses on writing nature/eco/eco justice poems. Taught by award-winning poet and editor, Pam Uschuk, this class explores how diverse writers use their observations about and interactions/interconnection with the wild natural world to fuel-inject and enliven their poems. Emphasis is on technique as well as on a spiritual connection to land. Among the poets referenced are Linda Hogan, WS Merwin, Joy Harjo, Drew Lanham, Camille Dungy, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea, Leslie Marmon Silko, etc. As well as reading and discussing model poems, participants will actively write. Daily writing prompt and feedback on work generated in the intensive are provided by the instructor.
SOURCE TEXTS: Orion Magazine
, Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts
by Linda Hogan, Ecopoetry,
edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth, Black Nature
, edited by Camille Dungy, Ghost Fishing, edited by Melissa Tuckey, and The Norton Anthology of Indigenous Poetry,
edited by Joy Harjo, Jennifer Forester and LeAnne Howe.
Please note: This class will be on Zoom. and capped at 15 students. Zoom login information will be emailed at the time of registration (please check spam/promotions filter). Please email [email protected]
with any questions.
There are two Altman Persons of Color Scholarships available given on a first come, first served basis to writers of color living in the United States. There is one need-based scholarship for a writer living in the United States. Please register for no more than one free scholarship class per month. Please notify HVWC immediately if your plans change and you will not be able to attend the class so we can give your space to another student. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation with this.