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American Pastorals: An Online Poetry Workshop

May 6


Bodies inhabit landscapes, are part of the landscape, and often the traditions and behaviors of specifically-identified bodies define the landscape. From Hesiod to Patricia Smith to Billy-Ray Belcourt to Ocean Vuong, we’ll interrogate what it means to be a body, to belong, to be scrutinized geographies, and to inhabit the late-capitalist American landscape. Our poems will excavate and attempt to envision what it means to be stewards of the land while also playing a role in the presumed purveyance of justice.

Students will be asked to limit their weekly poetry submissions to 1-2 pages.


Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize winner. She’s co-editor of the anthology Big Energy Poets: Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change and the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry. King is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.


Begins May 6. Online, Four Weeks

Non-member $175; Member $150; Student/Senior $75

Call 210-734-9673 for class availability.


Learn more about Amy King

Audio files from events/readings King has spoken at and some poetry samples


Book Reviews


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Patrick Stockwell