Architea (virtual) – Poetry in Place and Time: From Edith Farnsworth’s Nature Poems to Today’s Ecopoetics
Sunday February 7, 2021
2 – 3:30pm (central time)
$20 per participant
Poet and naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield will discuss the poetic lineage of Edith Farnsworth’s nature poems, in conversation with Modernist writers of her time and in context with today’s “ecopoetry.” Architect, artist and Associate professor (University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture & Planning) Nora Wendl will open the webinar with a video reading of Dr. Farnsworth’s poems, set to imagery and music by videographer and producer Melinda Frame.
There will be time for Q&A and plenty of inspiration!
Nora Wendl is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of New Mexico, and Executive Editor-Designate of the Journal of Architectural Education. As a writer, artist and scholar, her interdisciplinary work focuses on performative modes of architectural historiography, and she is a contributor to the Graham Foundation-funded exhibition Edith Farnsworth, Reconsidered at the Farnsworth House. She has published and exhibited widely, and is at work on an experimental biography of Edith B. Farnsworth.
Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work and Toward Antarctica, which combines her photographs with brief, hybrid essays. Theorem, a collaboration with visual artist Antonia Contro, was published as a fine art book by Candor Arts and as trade edition by Poetry Northwest Editions. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Winner of the Audre Lorde Prize from the Publishing Triangle, finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, her awards also include a Stegner Fellowship and a Bread Loaf Scholarship. Founder and editor-in-chief of the innovative monthly Broadsided Press, she works as a naturalist/guide and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University. www.ebradfield.com