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Eco-Poetry in the Afternoon

December 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Poetry for the Vital World: Register to join us our second Eco-Poetry event on Saturday, December 4th at 4 pm.
This roundtable reading will include eight acclaimed poets from across the country whose writings focus on the more-than-human world, from the scales of microorganisms to the climate crisis. Informed by embodied engagement with land and water, their works query human connections with the environment as observers, conservationists or despoilers, appreciators, and advocates for a healthier planet. A discussion will follow the readings.
A. Anupama is a poet, essayist, and translator whose work has appeared in Numéro Cinq, Waxwing, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. She leads writers at Ramapo College and Writopia Lab, and in the literary community that she co-founded, River River Writers Circle (RiverRiver.org). Anupama lives with her family in Nyack, New York.
Laurel Anderson is a plant ecologist and poet. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Split Rock Review, Radar Poetry, The Fourth River, and elsewhere. She teaches at Ohio Wesleyan University and lives with her family in central Ohio, USA.
Rebecca A. Durham is a poet, botanist, and artist from Connecticut living in Montana. She is the author of Half-Life of Empathy (New Rivers Press, 2020). Her second ecopoetry book is forthcoming with Shanti Arts. For more about her work visit rebeccadurham.net
Stephanie Heit is a queer/disabled poet, dancer, teacher, and co-director of Turtle Disco, a somatic writing space on Anishinaabe land in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is the author of Psych Murders (Wayne State 2022) and The Color She Gave Gravity (The OS 2017).
Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist and community performance artist who lives on Anishinaabe Territory in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Her third collection, Gut Botany (Wayne State), was named one of the top poetry books of 2020 by the New York Public Library.
Karen Neuberg is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Pursuit (Kelsay Press) and the chapbook the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre) Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Canary, Nixes Mate, Verse Daily, Willows Weep, and elsewhere. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.
Mary Newell is a poet and author of the poetry chapbooks, Re-Surge (Trainwreck Press 2021) and Tilt/Hover/Veer (Codhill Press 2019), She has poems and essays published in journals and anthologies. She is co-editor of Poetics for the More-than-Human-World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary. She lives in Garrison.

Jennifer Spector is the author of Hithe, a debut collection of poetry published by Xylem Books/Corbel Stone Press in 2021. Her work explores lines of passage through landscape and has appeared in journals in the UK and US. Born in NYC, she lives in Panama.

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December 4, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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