Wed 20 July Masterclass: Ecopoetics in Australia

With Jill Jones and Peter Minter

DATE: Wed 20thJuly
VENUE: The Stretton Room, 420 Napier Building
TIME: Masterclass 1 (Jill Jones) 10.30am –1pm. Masterclass 2 (Peter Minter) 2 –5pm
RSVP: Rita Horanyi

From the pathetic fallacy to the moody vistas of impressionist and expressionist painting, depictions of nature in art are often imbued with our internal emotional states. But in an age facing the environmental challenges of climate change, depictions of the natural world have shifted, reflecting new anxieties and offering fresh philosophical insights into the relationship between humankind and the planet.

Acclaimed poets Jill Jones and Peter Minter will discuss the way their poetry reflects our shifting relationship to the environment in two thought-provoking masterclasses.

Jill Jones is one of Australia’s leading contemporary poets, with nine full-length books of poetry to her name. Her most recent collection, Breaking the Days, won the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize in 2014 and was published in 2015.

Peter Minter is a leading Australian poet, poetry editor and writer on poetry and poetics. His books include Empty Texas and blue grass.

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