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Jewish eco-poetry workshop online
*** On sale through 9/23/22! ***

Songs of the Grass: Exploring Jewish Eco-Poetry
October 13th – November 17th @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm EDT

“Each and every grass has a song” – Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav

The Jewish environmental movement has sought to excavate and breathe new life into ancient texts that call us to right relationship with this fragile and holy earth. Jewish poets vividly describe the human encounter with plants, animals, and the elements where they often find intimations of the Divine or cause for protest on behalf of the non-human world. Together we’ll read poetry and other Jewish writings that will inspire our own experiments with eco-poetry. Some poets we will read include Marge Piercy, Muriel Rukeyser, Alicia Ostriker, Adrienne Rich, Denise Levertov, Stanley Moss, Stuart Kestenbaum, Phillip Levine, Mónica Gomery, and more! We’ll engage in writing exercises, some of which will take us outside to our local environments to allow us to listen to, and translate, the voices of the earth. You will come away with a deepened appreciation for Jewish wisdom on the environment and a number of poem drafts that will help you envision your personal Torah of the earth.

All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants.


Let’s work together!

I am available to travel and lead workshops on eco-poetry, ranging from single-session to multi-session workshops. I will be leading shorter versions of my Jewish Eco-Poetry workshop (described above) in various congregations during 2022–23. See my events page for upcoming programs.

Please email to discuss.