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"I'm Not a Nature Poet, But…": Georgia Poets Confront Darkness, Disaster, and Climate Change

"I'm Not a Nature Poet, But…": Georgia Poets Confront Darkness, Disaster, and Climate Change

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May 17, 2022, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

A stereotype of the poet is someone who wanders the woods or spends hours sitting quietly by a stream, filled with inspiration by the beauty of the natural world. The truth is, though, some poets peer into the woods and imagine the things out there that might eat them. Some look into a stream and see only their own reflections. And many, gazing at the ocean, grapple with the threat of warming waters and rising sea levels. ”I’m Not a Nature Poet, But...”: Georgia Poets Confront Darkness, Disaster, & Climate Change,” with Georgia poets Diamond Forde, Sean Hill, Christina Olson, is a virtual reading and conversation, moderated by Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn, about writing the darker side of nature. Poets will share poems and ideas and provide creative prompts to inspire the audience. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. Learn more about Georgia Poetry in the Parks here.