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Hennebach Event: an evening of ecopoetics with Professor Arthur Sacks

March 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Professor Sacks will discuss the artistic and social roles of the poet and poetry, the development of American ecopoetics, integrative and other poetic approaches that have influenced his writing, and will present some of the poems he has written over the past 60 years.

Doctor Arthur Sacks is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, Film Studies, and English at the Colorado School of Mines and was founding Director of what is now the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Department. While at Mines, Professor Sacks held positions as Associate Provost and as Director of the McBride Honors Program. He has a BA (Brooklyn College) and MA/Ph.D. (UW-Madison) all in English Literature. Prior to Mines, Professor Sacks was Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over his career he has advised Ministers of Environment, Education, and Health for the USSR, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, India, China, Indonesia, and Chile – as well as directors of UNEP, UNESCO, and UN Environmental Education Caucus. He served as President of the North American Association for Environmental Education, and the Deputy Secretary General of the International Society for Environmental Education. In retirement he is completing a volume of collected poetry called Birdtalk. This volume incorporates his perspectives on the interconnection of environmental and human systems, aligning much of his poetry with the American ecopoetics movement of the past 50 years.



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