Eco Poetics Series #3

For further information, please contact Ellie Swenson at boulderwriterswarehouse@gmail.com

Join us for a new Eco-Poetics class with Jack Collom co-hosted by Word by Word Journeys and the Boulder Writers Warehouse! Explore the creative-critical edges between writing and ecology. How do we experience and express our inner and external worlds? In what ways can our words serve as a catalyst for change and for conservation? What tools do we need from ourselves and our community for this practice?

This is a 6-part workshop series that will culminate in a chapbook featuring the students' work printed and bound right in the BWW studio space.

 

About Jack Collom:
Jack is a poet, essayist, and creative writing pedagogue. His most recent collection of poems Second Nature (Instance Press, 2012) was awarded the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Poetry. His major collection, Red Car Goes By: Selected Poems 1955-2000, was published by Tuumba Press in 2001. Other volumes include Cold Instant, Little Grand Island, Arguing with Something Plato Said, 8-Ball, and Entering the City. His work has been published in countless magazines and anthologies in the United States and abroad. His essays on teaching and anthologies of children’s poetry appear in Moving Windows and Poetry Everywhere. He has produced two CD’s of original work performed in collaboration with musician/composer Ken Bernstein and been awarded two NEA fellowships. He received his MA in English from the University of Colorado, and teaches courses in eco-literature and outreach teacher-training.