Lawn of the Poetic Everywhere: A Nature Poetry Workshop

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Lawn of the Poetic Everywhere: A Nature Poetry Workshop

August 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 28, 2022

Free – $100


Over four weeks, we will immerse ourselves in the gorgeous gardens at PS1 N Gilbert to both read and write poetry. This site of fecundity will inspire writing about landscapes, trees, flowers,
and environmental justice. In situating our writing group at this public location, I hope to inviteus to consider, and attend to, our environment with both more deliberation, awe, and communal
engagement. How do we define public and how do public spaces make space for a multitude of experiences? What responsibility do we have to not just public space, but to our shared environment from an ecopoetic, antiracist stance? The group will receive a series of prompts and close reading exercises that explore sensory detail, metaphor, sonic texture, and embodied writing, as well as writings on ecopoetry. Meetings will include a mix of close reading & discussion, workshopping original pieces, free writing, and interacting with the surrounding garden.

Writers read may include, but are not limited to, Brian Teare, Rachel Betesh, Rosmarie Waldrop, Louise Glück, Jenny Odell, Sandra Lim, Jericho Brown, Paul Tran, Juliana Spahr, Layli Long Soldier, and Jennifer Joshua Espinoza.


Hannah Bonner’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in  Asheville Poetry Review, Pigeon Pages, Rattle, Schlag, So to Speak, The LaHave Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, The Pinch Journal, The Vassar Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Two Peach. Her essays have been featured in Bright Wall/Dark Room, Bustle, The Little Patuxent Review, and VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. She currently serves as the poetry editor for Brink (


  • Sunday, August 7, 1-3 pm Central
  • Sunday, August 14, 1-3 pm Central
  • Sunday, August 21, 1-3 pm Central
  • Sunday, August 28, 1-3 pm Central


  • Tuition: $100
  • Location: Public Space One Garden, 229 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City
  • Deadline: Sunday, August 7, 11:30 am

Tution Assistance Available!


August 14, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free – $100
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Iowa City Poetry
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Public Space One
229 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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