6 October, 3:30 pm
Workshop | Literature & Poetry, Environment & Nature, Society
How can we write about nature, if we don’t live in the country? How can we best bear witness to climate change, pollution and other damage we humans are inflicting upon the environment? And just what is eco-poetry? In this workshop, we’ll consider these and other questions. We’ll also read and discuss some examples of contemporary eco-poems, attempt some writing exercises – and hopefully come away with ideas for poems of our own.
Meryl Pugh teaches for the Poetry School and lives in East London. She’s published three pamphlets; The Bridle (Salt Publishing, 2011), Relinquish (Arrowhead, 2007) and Wife of Osiris (Verve Poetry Press, forthcoming). Her first collection, Natural Phenomena (2018) – a Poetry Book Society Spring Guest Choice – was longlisted for the Laurel Prize.
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