2018 Environmental Poetry Pop-Up

The Harvard University Center for the Environment and Poetry in America invite you to a three-part poetry share series and the collective production of an audio-visual archive of environmental poetry for educators and students from kindergarten through higher education. Each reading will be from 12-1pm, with discussion to follow 1-2pm; participants will have the option to sign up to record their poem between 2-5pm the same day.

We invite you to bring poems and/or other “nature writing” to share that addresses the following:  


Use, Misuse, and Earth Making | Thursday, April 12 •  HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

Co-sponsored with Environmental History Working Group, catered lunch

  • How does poetry intersect with environmental histories? What poetic genres or other forms of nature writing have recorded or complicated human attempts to shape, imagine, or control the earth?

Wilderness, Conservation, and Environmental Activism | Thursday, April 26 •  Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

 As part of Harvard University's ARTS FIRST Festival

  • What is wilderness and what does it mean to conserve it?

Just Looking | Thursday, May 3 •  Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy St., Cambridge

  • What does it mean to just look, or to look “justly,” at the natural world? 


Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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