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VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
All Levels | Why do we care about the natural world? What moves us to react to environmental crises, such as climate change and species extinction? How can scientific and spiritual ideas overlap within the body of a poem? This class will delve into contemporary ecopoetry and the impact of this important work. Integrating discussion, reading, and generative exercises, students will examine their own relationship to the environment while exploring new approaches to ecocentric poetics.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 1 SessionOnline, Poetry
Term: Spring 2020
Start Date: 04/18/2020
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 20
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$90.00 General Price:
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Jessica Gigot is a poet, farmer, teacher and musician. She has a small farm in Bow, WA called Harmony Fields that makes artisan sheep cheese and grows organic herbs. Jessica has lived in the Skagit Valley for over fifteen years and is deeply connected to the artistic and agricultural communities that coexist in this region. Her first book of poems, Flood Patterns, was published by Antrim House Books in 2015 and her writing appears in several publications, including Orion, Taproot, Gastronomica, The Hopper, Pilgrimage, About Place Journal, and Poetry Northwest.