Bountiful Birds: An Ecopoetry Workshop with Paula J. Lambert and Ariana Kramer
June 29, 10am to 12:30pm -- An experiential poetry writing workshop focusing on exploring the world of birds.
Deadline: June 29, 2019
Long a symbol of the union between earth and sky, the physical and the spiritual, poets have been writing about birds since time immemorial. In this experiential workshop we will focus on how paying close attention to the avian world makes us more mindful of the world all around us--and can therefore make us much better writers.
Saturday, June 29
10:30am to 12:30pm $35 ($30 for SOMOS members)
SOMOS, 108 Civic Plaza Drive, (575) 758-0081
Paula J. Lambert is a literary and visual artist from Columbus, Ohio. Author of The Ecstasy of Wanting (2018), The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (2012), and The Guilt That Gathers (2009), her new collection, A Lesson in Possibilities, received project support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She is a Residency Artist for the Ohio Arts Council Arts Learning Program, past recipient of an OAC Individual Artist Fellowship, and has twice been a fellow of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her poetry focuses the anatomy of birds: by digging deep into their bones, beaks, and feathers, she has found her way to issues both deeply personal and broadly political. Lambert owns Full/Crescent Press, a small publisher of poetry books and broadsides, through which she has organized numerous public events that support the intersection of poetry and science.
Ariana Kramer writes poetry inspired by her appreciation for the natural world and the inner landscape. She has studied creative writing with Christine Hemp, Rick Hillis and Ann Coleman Stevenson, among others. In 2017, she was awarded an Aldo & Estella Leopold Writers Residency along with composer Andrea Clearfield. Together, they created “Transformed by Fire” a musical-poetic piece that explores Aldo Leopold's changing perception of wolves and the necessary role they play in our ecosystems. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Box, Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, Unlost Journal, Tiny Seed Literary Journal and Riverfeet Press. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Reed College and a master’s in Education with a focus on Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning from Portland State University.