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A collaborative, critical, and creative work-group experience.

Next at Nature Art and Habitat Residency
Taleggio Valley, Italy, July 2023

Workgroup 2023

We're delighted to announce this year's Ecopoetics Workshop Fellows

We had such a stellar pool of applicants for a very limited number of spots, so selecting a group was very challenging. Sincere thanks to all who applied. The group who will meet this July represent a diversity of projects, approaches, backgrounds, and geographical origins. Meet them briefly below: 

Info Video about EcoPo Workshop

Here you can view an information call we held in early 2023. It is pitched to potential applicants to the workshop (applications are closed for 2023), but would be interesting for those who want to learn more about the workshop and those who run it. 

In it, the organizers introduce themselves and talk about the history of Ecopoetics Workshop and its relationship with NAHR, the location, the theme for this year, the schedule, and then field some questions. 

Ecopoetry Workshop Organizers

Brooke Bastie, Courtlin Byrd, Brent Cox, and Simon Eales. 

Simon is originally from Melbourne, Australia and now lives in Lisbon, Portugal. He is studying towards a PhD in SUNY Buffalo's Poetics Program, where he has taught courses in writing, poetry, and literature since 2016. He was a NAHR Fellow in 2017, is a performance artist, and has published writing in The Music, Rabbit, Cordite, Don't Do It, and independently. 

Brent also studies and teaches in SUNY Buffalo's Poetics Program. He has a MFA from University of Washington, Bothell, in Creative Writing and Poetics. His critical work focuses on experimental and innovative poetics of the 20th and 21st century, aesthetic theory, and transtemporal, transpatial, and transdisciplinary art. He is also a video-artist and poet exploring the creative-critical cross-section of poetry, time-based art, and sound. He runs MonoD Press and TPRI. 


Courtlin lives in New York City, and is from Tennessee and California. She attended Vanderbilt University for Creative Writing and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for Film Production, and now makes associative poetic videos, writes verbose visual art, and teaches media studies. Her work can be found at

Brooke is a PhD candidate and instructor in English at the University of Buffalo. Her academic work focuses on contemporary American and Indigenous poetry through the lens of spatiality. For her dissertation, she is writing on what she terms coterminous territories—a contested or extra-legal spatial formation that generates multiple, often incompatible experiences of lived socio-political identity within the same space. To understand this phenomenon, she uses the work of poets such as José Felipe Alvergue, Anthony Cody, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Craig Santos Perez, amongst others.


If you have any questions at all, please do email us via the form below. We will get back to you as soon as we can, and will aim to be as helpful as possible. 

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