EnviroMonday - "The Heritage of Romanticism in Contemporary Ecopoetry"

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Nov 11, 2013
Olin-Rice Science Center 250

Speaker:  Brenda Hillman, Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry, St. Mary's College of California

Brenda Hillman will discuss the influences of several "Nature" traditions-- including ideas of Romantic poets-- on current ecopoetry, ecopoetics, and environmental activism.  She will present some poems that have inspired her in these traditions.

Brenda is the author of nine collections of poetry, all published by Wesleyan University Press, the most recent of which are Pieces of Air in the Epic (2005), which received the William Carlos Williams Prize for Poetry, Practical Water (2009) and Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013).  With Patricia Dienstfrey, she edited The Grand PermissionNew Writings on Poetics and Motherhood (Wesleyan, 2003).  Brenda is a social justice and environmental activist and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pizza provided.

Contact: Wang Ping,

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: English, Environmental Studies

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