Precarities, Pastorals and Poetics is a creative-writing workshop which asks how precarity can queer our relationship with the natural world, crafting new understandings of pastoral poetry. We draw together a range of pastoral traditions: 18th and 19th century labouring class poets, urban pastorals of precariously employed workers, and the necropastoral which binds together technology, death and the anthropocene.
In the first session we will lead a close reading of critically-engaged poems & texts, followed by time to write your own poems/texts. The second session is a poetry reading of the group's writing, with time to reflect. This workshop is for everybody.
Thursday, March 30, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Charlotte Wetton is a poet and visiting scholar from University of Manchester (UK); Morris Fox is an artist and poet in the Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD program at Concordia. These workshops conclude a project of creative and critical exchange between Wetton and Fox, under Danielle Bobker.