Unsettling Poetry: Land-Based Strategies for Generating Poems with Liz Howard - The FOLD

Unsettling Poetry: Land-Based Strategies for Generating Poems with Liz Howard

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In this workshop we will consider work by poets who foreground a conscious attunement to land and place. Brief writing exercises will ask you to explore your mind as an embodied poetic voice rooted to its particular spatial place and identity. We will examine the possibility of the poem as a space for conversation between the desire for transcendence and the need for responsibility.

This session will be closed-captioned. Closed captioning provided by Zoom auto transcription.

This session is now complete. The recording will be available to view on the FOLD YouTube channel until July 31, 2023.

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Liz Howard’s debut collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Her second collection, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, was shortlisted for the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Trillium Poetry Prize. She is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe heritage. Born and raised on Treaty 9 territory in Northern Ontario, she currently lives in Toronto.

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