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a plant poetics

workshop series


august-september, 2020

Poaceae is the botanical name for the grass family ~ this includes bamboo, wild & cultivaed grasses, like our cereal grasses~ it's name is derived from the Ancient Greek póa which translates to fodder. The poaceae is considered to be the most integral source of the world's (dietary) energy supply ~

Poaceae is Part poetry writing workshop  //  Part flower essence experience


In Poaceae, we will meet for six, 2.5 hour sessions from August-September. Each member of our group will receive a collection of five flower essences to work with on their own time, which will also serve as prompts for our writing & gatherings. 

This series is structured like a traditional poetry workshopping class: it will be centered around writing new poems, sharing them in the group, & then receiving feedback for editing & refinement. Readings & prompts will also be included in between our class meetings, but the time we spend together will be centered on sharing our work.

Poaceae was created to offer fodder for our unique language with plants & energy medicine, to deepen & nourish our connection with our own voice, & to create space to sink our toes into the grasses of our imagination.

Class details:

𓇣 Tuition for the series is $320 

𓇣 Payment plan is available & a discount given to returning students & BIPOC

𓇣 Class size is limited to 7 students

𓇣 Poaceae is open to all levels of experience with writing, poetry, & flower essences

Class dates in 2020: 

Sunday, August 16

Sunday, August 23

Sunday, August 30

Sunday, September 13

Sunday, September 20

Sunday, September 27

All classes will meet from 3-5.30 EST !




For as long as she can recall, Chanelle has been writing. The written word has been pivotal in her personal journey to becoming the type of person, healer, & practitioner she is today. As such, her poetry is an immense piece of the medicine she shares with her clientele & students ~ often, she has been told that just reading her written descriptions of plants has been medicine in & of itself. 

Chanelle has taught poetry in schools to children & young adults through Poetry in the Schools (RI) + Deep Center (GA), been invited to read poetry all over the States & in Canada, & has been published in numerous in-print & online collections such as Deluge; Ömëgä, & The 4 Poets.

Chanelle continues to refine her work under the tutelage of Elaine Kahn & through conversations with Adrian Shirk.

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