About the Conference on Ecopoetics

The term ecopoetics has become increasingly important to scholars and poets alike. It is certainly a critical moment for the field and practice. Please join us in February for a three-day conference that will focus specifically on exploring ecopoetics, taking up such questions as: What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize this practice? How might we periodize ecopoetics and situate its modes of cultural production? It is our hope that the conference will bring scholars, poets, and creative artists into sustained dialogue on the historical and contemporary practices of ecopoetics.

: 2013 Conference on Ecopoetics
: Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
: Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley

The Conference on Ecopoetics will feature scholarly and creative panels, roundtables, and seminars; poetry readings and performances; multimedia presentations; outings and excursions; and a group service project. The conference will bring together scholars and artists, both inside and outside of the academy.

Conference Co-sponsors
UC Berkeley English Department
UC Berkeley Townsend Center for the Humanities
UC Davis English Department

UC Berkeley Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Working Group

Advisory Board
Forrest Gander
Robert Hass
Brenda Hillman
Lynn Keller
Jonathan Skinner
Michael Ziser

Conference Organizers

Angela Hume
Gillian Osborne
Margaret Ronda

Contact the conference organizers at ecopoetics.conference@gmail.com with any questions.