Ruminations on the River
Put into words how you experience and imagine the Locust Fork
Guided by Tina, you will put your feet in the water, pay attention to your surroundings, and describe what you experience. Bring a chair, paper and pen, and drinking water. Dress comfortably and be prepared to wade into shallow water and sit in the shade on a rock or your chair.
Tina will provide paper and pen for those who may forget theirs.
Tina Mozelle Braziel is the author of Known by Salt, winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, and Rooted by Thirst. As the Magic City Poetry Festival’s 2019 Eco Poet, she collaborated with the Cahaba River Society to develop eco-poetry curriculum and videos. Raised on the Coosa River, she earned a BA at the University of Montevallo, an MA at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her MFA in poetry at the University of Oregon. She directs the Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop for high school students at UAB. She and her husband, novelist James Braziel, live and write in a glass cabin that they are building by hand in Blount County. They are currently writing a memoir about building their home.