This interdisciplinary course delves into the geography and poetry of the Cascadia bioregion, exploring the area’s physical landscape, its cultural roots, and the innovative poetry produced there. As a participant, you’ll engage in weekly readings of poems and essays, audio interviews, video presentations, and weekly online discussions guided by key questions and moderated by the instructor.
Much of the work in the course happens during the first four weeks of the course, but the course remains open well beyond that for others to join and participate, and instructors monitor it after the first four weeks and comment on student responses, but it's most lively in the opening four weeks.
This course aims to:
- Deepen participants’ understanding of the innovative trends in poetry composed in the region known as Cascadia, as well as knowledge of the bioregion itself.
- Connect readers and writers of poetry from Cascadia and around the world.
Course is offered by Cascadia Community College.