Nature Poetry Class Series: The California Tradition with Sally Ashton

Join us for a poetry class series designed to give an overview of the heritage of California nature poetry and to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the art form. Considering these poets and their times, the class will read the works of early California writers ranging from John Muir to Robinson Jeffers to beat poet Kenneth Rexroth and more. The class will also examine contemporary poets including Gary Snyder, Jane Hirshfield, Brenda Hillman and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, and discuss their prevailing poetic and cultural influences, and how the idea of nature changes in their individual work.

About the Instructor

Sally Ashton,  MFA, is a Bay Area poet, teacher, and editor of the DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry and art. She is author of the collection, These Metallic Days, and her prose poem collection, Her Name Is Juanita, is forthcoming from Kore Press. She is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship, Poetry, from Arts Council Silicon Valley.