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Poetry Matters

Many women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks find that our relationship with the rest of the natural world and environmental concerns seem to be other than those expressed by the dominant environmental movement. But a shift is occurring, as demonstrated by memoirs such as Lauret Savoy’s Trace, as well as persona and witness poems such as “Once I Was Told the Air Was Not for Breathing” by Paola Corso and others. Your culture history, personal life, and environmental headlines are the tributaries for this poetry workshop. We will use visual prompts, creative dialogue, and news stories to generate three new poems.

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.

Instructor: Jourdan Keith

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 08/15/2016

End Date: 08/16/2016

Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Jourdan Keith

Jourdan Imani Keith is a contributing writer for Orion Magazine. Her essays, "Desegregating Wilderness" and " At Risk" appear in the 2015 Best American Science and Nature Writing Anthology. Her ekphrastic poems and stories featured at the Northwest African American Museum in 2015 as part of the Glass Orchidarium exhibit and at the Seattle Art Museum's REMIX in November 2015. A storyteller in the Griot tradition, she has been awarded fellowships from Wildbranch, Santa Fe Science Writing workshop, VONA, Hedgebrook, and Jack Straw. Seattle Public Library’s first naturalist-in-Residence and Seattle Poet Populist Emeritus, she received awards from Artist Trust, 4Culture and Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture.

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