In this six-week, hands-on workshop, students will consider the dynamic role of nature in the writing of poetry. We will look at local field guides, contemporary poets who make use of what we might call the "natural world," and several different poets such as Gerard Manley Hopkins, Brenda Hillman, Joy Harjo, and Mary Oliver. Every week will include a specific writing prompt and a supportive workshop of student poems-in-progress.
Responding to Nature: A Poetry Workshop
Dates: 6 Sundays, January 14 - February 18
Time: 10 am -12 pm
Instructor: Caroline Goodwin
Maximum Enrollment: 9
Caroline Goodwin moved to the Bay Area in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. Her books include Trapline (2013), Peregrine (2015) and The Paper Tree (2017). She teaches at California College of the Arts and the Stanford Writer's Studio. From 2014 - 2016 she served as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County.
More about Caroline: www.carolinegoodw.com