Eco-Justice for All! Incomprehensible, Inevitable: Workshop with S. Brook CorfmanThursday, August 26, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
This is an in-person only workshop at the Sampsonia Way Tent (318 Sampsonia Way). Seats are limited and advance registration is encouraged.
Run time: 90 minutes
About the workshop:
In this workshop led by S. Brook Corfman, we will think about the narrative power of the idea that we live “under” climate change. How does this framing of language—this preposition—suggest both an immense vastness of ecological phenomena, at a scale beyond our comprehension, while simultaneously suggesting that there might be a way to quickly “get out from under” the problem? What truth is there in either of these ideas? With time spent reading, generating, and shaping poems, participants will leave with drafts seeking their own connections and negotiating their own paths through the different scales of climate violence.
S. Brook Corfman is the author of My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites, one of The New York Times’ Best Poetry Books of 2020, a finalist for the Publishing Triangle’s Trans & Gender-Variant Lit Award, and the winner of the Fordham University Press POL poetry prize judged by Cathy Park Hong. They are also the author of the collection Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the 2018 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, and the chapbooks Frames (Belladonna* #256), Meteorites (DoubleCross Press), and The Anima: Four Closet Dramas (GaussPDF). Born and raised in Chicago, they now live in a turret in Pittsburgh.
About Eco-Justice for All! Poetry Confronts Climate Catastrophe
How can poets use language to reveal, grapple with, even influence the urgent climate crisis and all those it affects? City of Asylum’s Poet Laureate of Allegheny County proposes an inquiry at the intersection of climate, social justice, and poetry. What happens when we explore this intersection in community to make a caring way through the Anthropocene? We invite you to join us in this questioning.