ClassSense of Adventure: Natural Wonder—Poet as Scientist (Part 2)*
This class is offered as part of the Loft's Sense of Adventure theme.
In this class, we'll consider the necessity of wonder and close observation to the poet and the scientist. We'll read and write poems of winged creatures and water dwellers, underwater volcanoes and melting glaciers. We’ll consider the many ways we can explore and expand our metaphors through a different scientific field each week, all the while marveling at the intricacy and interconnectedness of life on our planet.
We'll read model poems by Camille Dungy, Laura Gray-Street, Linda Hogan, Paisley Rekdal, Eleanor Wilner, Naomi Shihab Nye, Pattiann Rogers, Evie Shockley, Ross Gay, Fatimah Asghar, Jennifer Foerster, Aimee Nezhukumatathil and other brief works from Orion, EcoTheo Review, and Brevity, along with a few supplemental readings/listening/watching links.
Most of our class time will be spent on experiments and prompts geared towards generating new work. You’ll receive opportunities to share work written from the prompts on the weekly discussion boards for light feedback and encouragement. By the end of class you'll have several fresh drafts, and a map into new ways to wonder through poetry.
*Parts 1 & 2 of this class offering are independent and may be taken out of order.
About Loft Flex Classes
Flex Classes are completely online and asynchronous, meaning you can complete the course work on your own schedule. They do run week-to-week so a cohort of students can work together, but you can log in any time during the week. There are no live meetings to schedule around, so these classes are ideal for people with unpredictable schedules. Because you can sign on any time during the week to complete your tasks, and because there is no live video conferencing, they are also a good option for people with unreliable Internet access.
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