The Poetics of Ecology

November 8, 2020 at 2:00pm

How can the poetic imagination help us to reimagine our relationship to the environment and our natural heritage? Words is pleased to present a poetry reading by acclaimed poets Karen Houle, Tom Cull, and David Huebert, and a conversation with our host and moderator Kevin Heslop.

The Poetics of Ecology

Zoom Webinar

8 November 2020, 2pm

During a time of climate emergency, we have invited three poets to explore how their writing practice is inspired by their engagement with the natural world. Tom Cull's new book of poetry, Bad Animals, foregrounds his relationship to the Thames River, or Deshkan Ziibiing, as a site of regional identity, environmental awareness, Indigenous history, and creativity. In her new book, Karen Houle employs the wiliest tool she knows—poetry—to contemplate the complexities of the Grand River watershed in southern Ontario, stretching our notions of what can be known about a river. David Huebert’s Humanimus presents a world of soiled nature, of compromised ecology, of toxic transcendence.

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Authors & Presenters


Karen Houle


Karen Houle is a poet and Professor at Guelph University.

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Kevin Heslop


Kevin Heslop is a writer, actor, and organizer.

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David Huebert


David Huebert is a Canadian writer of fiction, poetry, and critical prose

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Tom Cull


Tom Cull is a poet, a creative writing professor, community organizer, and former Poet Laureate of London

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