The New Nature Poem: Critical Approaches to Writing about the Natural World with Erin L. McCoy (Online)

  • Thursday, December 09, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR120921EM
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Registration

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    Registration will close on Tuesday, December 7th at 8:30pm.

Register

**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

Nature poems are far more than just beautiful description. Contemporary poets are discovering innovative new approaches to writing about animals, the environment, and climate change. In this class, we’ll discuss ways to make our nature-inspired poems more dynamic, explore ethical questions around animal metaphors, read poems that will inspire new strategies, and generate new work that pushes our poems toward a critical engagement with the natural world.

Details:

  • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, December 7th at 8:30 PM.
  • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event start to the email you used to register with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
Erin L. McCoy holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in Hispanic studies from the University of Washington She won second place in the 2019-2020 Rougarou Poetry Contest, judged by CAConrad and her poem, "Futures," was selected by Natalie Diaz for inclusion in Best New Poets 2017. Her poetry and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Narrative, Bennington Review, Conjunctions, Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Nimrod International Journal, and other publications. She is acquisitions editor for Seattle-based independent publisher Entre Rios Books. She is from Louisville, Kentucky. Her website is erinlmccoy.com.

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