Eco-Poetry: The Living Web
This is a generative writing workshop where we will be concentrating on the living web of world around us (whales, sharks, clams, birds, trees, wind, flowers, mosquitoes, stars, moon, ocean, turtles, ants, fox…. ). We will wander in the world, look and look and look, wonder and question and learn. We will write from observations, and although we may write poems that emanate from the human self we will try to move over to make room for the many other beings that live within and around us. We will spend some class time in the outside world and some in the inside room. Bring notebooks to carry, the willingness to shift consciousness and the desire to look, wonder, and generate a great deal of writing.
NOTE: As this workshop fills quickly with a long waitlist, Marie has requested that students who have taken her workshop within the past five years (2014-2018) refrain from registering so that new students may have the opportunity to work with her. Thank you.
Marie Howe’s newest book of poems is Magdalene. She is also the author of the collections The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, What the Living Do and The Good Thief. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and NYU. In 2012, she was named State Poet of New York.