1:00pm – 3:00pm
Climate change is urgent and poets are seeking new approaches to nature writing, ways which are not always white-centric. We can no longer reliably portray the natural world as a source of permanence and solace. We will focus on what the new nature poets are doing in the UK to refresh the tradition, for example, how race affects attitudes to being in nature. We will spend most of the session studying contemporary eco-poems and aim to gain new insights and come away with a set of techniques to try in our own time.