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Poet Camp

Natural Wonder: Poet as Scientist Part 1 Writer's Group Course

Natural Wonder: Poet as Scientist Part 1 Writer's Group Course

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In this class, we'll focus on the necessity of wonder and close observation to the poet and the scientist alike. We'll read and write poems of the universe and the atom, tides and tectonic plates, and we'll consider the many ways we can explore and expand our metaphors through a different scientific field each week, all the while marveling at the intricacy and interconnectedness of life on our planet. We'll read one or two model poems a week by Ross Gay, Jennifer Chang, Carla Duan, Rita Dove, Marie Howe and many others. We'll also consider very short essays by Brian Doyle, Robert Macfarlane, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Matthew Devin Frank, and other brief works from Orion, Ecotone, Flyway and Fourth River, along with a few supplemental readings/listening/watching links. By the end of class you'll have several fresh drafts, and a map into new ways to wonder through poetry.
*Can be taken independently of Part 2 (Materials are different in each course.)
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