Campus Clean-up with Ecopoets Allison Cobb, Stephen Collis, & Brian Teare

November 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies Add to Calendar

Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Lecturers Allison Cobb, Stephen Collis, and Brian Teare will lead a campus clean-up on Tuesday, November 18 (12-1 p.m.) outside of Kuykendall Hall (Diamond Head side). Meet the poets and spend an hour picking up trash from the campus to use as inspiration for a poetry writing workshop the next day (see flyer for more details).

Cobb, Collis, and Teare will also read their poetry on Friday, November 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the Korean Studies Center Auditorium (Reception 5-6 p.m.). Their poetry explores ecological themes, including climate change, mining, and environmental disasters.

Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press) and Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010). She is at work on a hybrid genre manuscript called Plastic: an autobiography, and she works for the Environmental Defense Fund. Stephen Collis is the author of The Commons (Talon Books 2008; 2014), On the Material (Talon Books, 2010), To the Barricades (Talon Books, 2013), and DECOMP (Coach House, 2013). He attended the 2014 Tar Sands Healing Walk in Alberta and is now writing about walking, resource extraction, and the climate commons. He is a professor of contemporary literature at Simon Fraser University. Brian Teare is the author of four critically acclaimed books—The Room Where I Was Born , Sight Map, Pleasure, and Companion Grasses. He is an assistant professor at Temple University, and he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Ticket Information
Free and open to the public.

Event Sponsor
Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Mānoa Campus

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