Speaker: Molly Fisk
This lecture is part of the 11-week "Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire" lecture series exploring how we are shaping this era of megafires and how it is shaping us. The series features speakers from across the arts, humanities, and environmental sciences. It is hosted by the Spring Creek Project and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Oregon State University and co-sponsored by OSU's Center for the Humanities, OSU's Sustainability Office, OSU's Arts and Education Complex, and Terrain.org.
Molly Fisk is a poet, radio commentator, life coach, writing teacher, painter, mentor, and speaker. She is the author of four collections of poems and three compilations of essays/commentary. She served as Poet Laureate of Nevada County, California, from 2017 to 2019. She is the editor of California Fire & Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology, a project funded by a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets. Fisk created this project to teach kids across California to write poems about the climate crisis as a way to process their feelings about it. The anthology brings together selections from these youth poets, as well as poems by writers including Brenda Hillman, Danusha Lameris, Ellen Bass, Gary Snyder, Indigo Moor, Jane Hirsfield, Juan Felipe Herrera, Kim Addonizio, Kim Shuck, Lee Herrick, and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo.
Additional co-sponsors: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Grass Roots Books & Music, and OSU's School of Writing, Literature, and Film