Rewilding Ecopoetry

Rewilding Ecopoetry

Take an inclusive trip into Ecopoetry to explore the many different ways of writing the environment.

* This course will take place on video-conferencing platform ZOOM *

In this course we’ll look at new ways of writing in response to the environment. As a woman who swims, walks and (very) occasionally wild camps alone, I’ll be considering how women,  the working classes, people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and others who have traditionally not felt so welcome in the countryside are writing their way into it.

We’ll write in response to Caleb Femi, Ellora Sutton, Khairani Barokka, Caleb Parkin, Rachael Allen, Kaveh Akbar, Tracy K Smith, and Elizabeth-Jane Burnett. We’ll write as another species, we’ll play at being god, we’ll write the gamut of spoilation to the possible joys of our very own desert island. Wish you were here?

One session on 13 November from 10.30am–4.30pm.

To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here.

If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]

Image credit: Antoine Beauvillain

About Katrina Naomi View Profile

Katrina Naomi received an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors for her third full collection, Wild Persistence, (Seren, June 2020). Katrina has published four pamphlets of poetry, including the Japan-themed Typhoon Etiquette (Verve Poetry Press, 2019). Her poetry has appeared on Radio 4’s Front Row and Poetry Please, and on Poems on the Underground. Katrina was the first poet-in-residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum and was highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prize for Poetry. She has a PhD in creative writing (Goldsmiths) and tutors for Arvon, Tŷ Newydd and the Poetry School. She lives in Cornwall.

'I have done four short Poetry school courses with Fiona Benson, Rebecca Gethin, Andy Brown and now most recently Katrina Naomi. Whether face to face or via Zoom I found each of the courses stimulating and really enjoyable. Each of the tutors produced a well prepared course with lots of source material. They were all friendly and approachable where everybody felt valued.'

- Spring 2021 survey response

Related Courses