Poetry Workshop: Eco-Poetry



This course will explore one of the most important poetic movements of our time, Eco-Poetry, which examines the relationship between poetry, nature, ecology, environmental justice, and climate change. As creative writers, we will write, workshop, and revise our own eco-poetry that addresses global and local issues, such as lands and islands; oceans, waters, and marine life; plants and trees; animals and multi-species relations; climate change and extinction; pollution, plastic, and garbage; pandemics and viruses. To inspire us, we will also read and discuss eco-poetry from Hawai’i, the Pacific, and the United States.

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All readings will be provided by the instructor via Laulima.