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The Poetics of Food

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The Poetics of Food
Jessica Gigot
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10:00 - 4:00
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March 10, 2020

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Workshop Overview

Sitting down at a table to a home-cooked meal can give the same sensation as sitting down at a desk to write a new poem: a pause and then a surge of gratitude, followed by the slow digestion of truth, honesty and love. A new food language and a poetic approach help to fully understand the values and daily practices needed to develop an enduring local food movement. In this workshop, we will generate new poems and read several food poems from a diverse array of poets. To conclude the workshop, we will savor some seasonal, local foods.

About the Instructor(s)

Jessica Gigot is a poet, farmer, teacher and musician. She owns a small farm called Harmony Fields that makes artisan sheep cheese and grows organic herbs. She has lived in the Skagit Valley for over 15 years and appreciates the confluence of artists and agriculture in this special part of the world. Her first book of poems, Flood Patterns, was published by Antrim House Books in 2015 and her writing appears in several publications, including Orion, Poetry Northwest, Taproot and Gastronomica. She holds a PhD from Washington State University and a MFA from Seattle Pacific University.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Journal

• Pen

• Yoga mat (optional)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Food (no cooking required) for local food tasting (2nd day), prepared by teacher

• Handouts

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