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Master Class: Nature, Poetry, and Environmental Collapse

December 4 @ EST 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

$25

Moheb Soliman
11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Dec 4, 2021

Members $22 | General Public $25 | Scholarships Available

Hybrid event: Online and in-person tickets available.*  

*In-person participants must present proof of vaccination and wear masks.

Poetry can be a non-narrative, sensual form, having the capacity to capture the more phenomenal relationship we have with nature. But how do we adapt it to a world fraught with threats of environmental collapse? 

Through guided discussion and readings, we will consider how contemporary nature writers can navigate between romanticizing the natural sphere, eulogizing its death, and poeticizing environmentalism, to embodying and rendering. Moheb will discuss his own process with these pursuits and pitfalls in writing an ecopoetic poetry book about the Great Lakes region, and with participants, explore how we dwell in natural-cultural spaces and encounter wilderness today. Together we will seek to reckon with human desire, humility, and even alienation and ambivalence in this era where nature poetry and climate change must coexist.

Moheb Soliman is an interdisciplinary poet from Egypt and the Midwest. He has presented writing, performance, installation, and video work at diverse literary, art, and public spaces in the US and Canada with support from the Banff Centre, Pillsbury House, the Joyce Foundation, and Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Moheb has degrees from The New School and the University of Toronto and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was the program director for the Arab American literary journal and arts organization Mizna.

Further Reading: 

HOMES

The Ecopoetry Anthology

 

Don’t miss Moheb’s reading at 1 PM following this Master Class. Click here for more information and to register

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Date:
December 4
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
$25
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Writers & Books
Phone:
(585) 473-2590
Website:
wab.org

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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Phone:
(585) 473-2590
Website:
https://wab.org/
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