Workshop: Writing Poetry about the Natural World

Writing Poetry about the Natural World

Environmentalism has always been alive in poetry, and the recent rise of eco-poetics has brought new focus, as more and more poets attune their skills in celebration, embrace, and elegy of the natural world.  What makes a good description in poetry?  How does a poet observe the world and look inward simultaneously? Come learn more about writing poems that encompass the natural world and get a contemporary anthology of wonderful poems about the flora and fauna of our Southern Appalachian region.

Workshop with Cathryn Hankla, Hollins professor of English & Creative Writing, editor, and author of nine books of poetry, including Galaxies, and Great Bear

Admission is $35 and includes a copy of the book A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia.

Register for Prose Poetry Workshop (Feb. 15) and save! Both workshops for $60 with code WKSP2001.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Event address: 
112 Market Street SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book #38) Cover Image
By Rose McLarney (Editor), Laura-Gray Street (Editor), L. L. Gaddy (Editor)
ISBN: 9780820356242
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Published: University of Georgia Press - October 15th, 2019