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Bedrock Lectures: Debra Marquart

Small Buried Things: A Poet's Response to Extraction

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

In the months leading up to the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, Spring Creek Project presents the Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change.

This online series features leading scientists, attorneys, writers, community leaders, activists, and artists. Together, the lectures create a chorus of voices and ideas that will invite audiences to imagine how we can build communities and lives in a world where environmental crises quickly become human rights crises.

We will release a new Bedrock Lecture every Wednesday from January 31 to May 30, 2018. The lectures are free and publically available on our website and social media channels. Each lecture will be about 20 minutes, and we invite you to watch them from your desk, with a group of friends, or at a community gathering.


Debra Marquart, poet of Small Buried Things, will share her lecture, "Small Buried Things: A Poet's Response to Extraction," on March 21, 2018. 

Debra is the author of five books including, Small Buried Things: Poems (2015) and a co-edited anthology of experimental writing, Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Prose Sequence (2016).  She teaches nonfiction in the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine, and directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University.  The senior editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, Marquart has delivered over 250 invited readings and keynotes at universities and conferences from New York and Washington to Greece and Ireland. Her work has been featured on three NPR programs—Morning Edition, The Writer’s Almanac, and On Point—and the BBC.  She is the recipient of over 50 grants and awards including an NEA Fellowship, a PEN USA Nonfiction Award, and Elle Magazine’s Elle Lettres Award.  Her environmental poem, “Lament,” was recently honored by inclusion in Best American Poetry 2016.



Bexell Hall (campus map)
Emily Grubby
grubbye at oregonstate.edu
Environmental Arts & Humanitie