- Date & Time
- January 19, 2021 from 10:30AM to 12PM
This class is meant to be a broad sampler of modern nature poetry, covering poets from Gary Snyder to Joy Harjo to Evie Shockley. There are too many nature topics to list here, but nature poetry generally asks the question “what is our human relationship to nature?” We will try to develop and apply other more contemporary topics from nature studies as well, including our psychological need for nature fixes, modes of sustainability, and loss of biological diversity, all from varying cultural viewpoints.
This is an online workshop. The day of the workshop you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom video chat. If you can't find the email with the link, please check your spam folder. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. You can access the online class via computer or cell phone with an internet connection.
This workshop needs at least 3 participants to run. If this number is not met, everyone registered will be given the option to receive a refund or put their class credit toward a future class of their choice.
About Your Instructor, Troy Hess
Troy Hess is the founder of On the Yahara. A Wisconsin native, Troy has enjoyed nature and the process of writing for as long as he can remember. His passion for writing led him to complete a minor in English from UW-La Crosse and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Poetry from Winona State University, as well as to teach college English for 10 years at Viterbo University and Western Wisconsin Technical College.
Nowadays you can find Troy volunteering as a Land Restoration Team Leader for the UW Arboretum, writing for CHEW Magazine, teaching OTY workshops at Olbrich Gardens or the Arboretum, or writing about his favorite books, recipes, and travel destinations.