Poetic Landscapes: Evoking place in your poetry

Portrait of Evelyn Araluen
10 October 2020 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Evelyn Araluen
To write a landscape is to enter into relations of place, language, and perception. Everything we represent is part of an ecology: the point is not to erase the self from poetry, but to show reverence, respect, and reciprocity for the land you stand on, and write of. In this session, we will explore how speaking of a place should be prefaced by speaking to, by writing poems of environmental relation.


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Learning outcomes

You will learn:

  • How to identify the Self and the Place when engaging with a landscape

  • Unpacking the difference between what you bring to a landscape, what it provides to you, and what you wish to say about that relationship
  • The fundamentals of nature writing, and background for its history in poetry
  • Tips, tricks, and planning structures for how to construct a poem about place
  • How to respond to other representations of place through dialogue and workshopping

About Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a Bundjalung poet, researcher and educator working with Indigenous literatures. She is the co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Her work has been awarded the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter fellowship. Her debut poetry collection Dropbear will be released in 2020.

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