Acclaimed poet Marilyn Nelson and artist Jerry Pinkney, winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal, discuss their collaborative book, Sweethearts of Rhythm, which profiles the all-female, interracial band of the 1940s.
Building on the concerns uncovered in Skinner’s two previous seminars, this workshop is an ecopoetics field audit that focuses on Poets House’s location along the Hudson River and introduces site-based writing.
A poet and editor of the journal ecopoetics, Jonathan Skinner teaches in the Environmental Studies Program at Bates College.
In recognition of the International Year of Biodiversity, this seminar with poet and eco-critic Jonathan Skinner looks at current poetics and cultures of biodiversity, including forest languages and invasive activity in disturbed ecosystems.
Dominican poets Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo and Angela Hernández Núñez are joined by their English-language translator, Judith Kerman, and scholar Linda M. Rodriguez Guglielmoni for a reading and conversation.
Diane Ackerman, acclaimed essayist and author of Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day, talks with Kimiko Hahn, author of Toxic Flora and other poetry collections, about the role of environmental issues and science in their writing.