Join Ann Fisher-Wirth at Djerassi Resident Artists program; To Know The Place: Environmental Life Writing. Join for Jan.10-16. Click here to read more.

The workshop is in environmental life writing, or place-based autobiography, offering the pleasures of discovering the profound embeddedness of the self in its world. It is envisioned as a hybrid, combining readings in literature with a creative writing workshop; participants may write either creative nonfiction essays or prose poems, focusing...

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A review of by Patricia Spears Jones of “A Swarm of Bees in High Court” by Tonya M. Foster. Click here to read more.

“Foster’s imaginative work glories in language’s ambiguities, discords, emotions and logic—she allows that imaginative thrall to explore race and gender and political dysfunction. Foster has taken from one work of art and found correspondences in a Harlem apartment, a New Orleans childhood, early morning television commercials, a lover’s sated face,...

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Emeritus Fellow Elizabeth Cunningham Book Of Poems To Be Published & Meave Book Series to be Available on Audiobook. Click here to read more.

Hiraeth Press will be publishing So Ecstasy Can Find You, Elizabeth Cunningham’s third collection of poems, on September 15, 2015.  A book launch will be held at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY on 9/15 at 7:00. Click here for more details on the book launch  Click here to read more about the...

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BEI Scholar Cristina Eisenberg among panelists who spoke in front of Congress about the Endangered Species Act

” “The Endangered Species Act, one of the most powerful environmental laws globally, has directly prevented extinction of hundreds of species, such as the bald eagle,” said Cristina Eisenberg, lead scientist at Earthwatch, U.S.A and author of two books on carnivore ecology. “In this era of rapid environmental change and...

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Join Fellows Ann Fisher-Wirth and Melissa Tuckey at the Eleventh Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) at the University of Idaho

Ann will be speaking on a panel as well as presenting work from her ongoing collaborative poetry/photography project Mississippi as part of a plenary session at the Eleventh Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), which will be held June 23-27, 2015, at the University of...

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Congratulations New Fellows!

The Black Earth Institute is privileged to announce 2015-2018 Fellowship Awards. We are humbled and delighted to have such a wonderful group of artists dedicated to the mission of BEI, to have art serve the causes of spirituality, the earth and social justice. All of these fellows have not only...

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BEI Scholar Cristina Eisenberg has two new HuffPost articles that could not be more important for carnivore awareness.

The first, “El Lobo’s Uncertain Future,” discusses the trials and tribulations of the Mexican Grey Wolf’s return to the wild.  March 23rd-30th marks the 17th anniversary of their recovery after becoming completely extinct in the wild in 1980.  There are a slew of social-political reasons that show their struggle is...

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Professor John Briggs, one of the original BEI fellows and editor of the 2015 spring issue of About Place, will be among some 40 participants at a gathering near Silicon Valley at Half Moon Bay, California, to discuss “Technologies of Transformation: Technology, Consciousness and the Future.” The gathering is sponsored by The Contemplative Alliance.

Launched by The Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) in 2008, the Contemplative Alliance is an inter-spiritual movement grounded in contemplative practices and approaches with the goal of heightening awareness and generating actions to address the critical issues of our times. The Alliance seeks to accomplish this by creating an...

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Sign up to win a trip with BEI Scholar Cristina Eisenberg to Yellowstone National Park!

“Island Press is excited to announce the Rewilding Adventure sweepstakes, a once in a lifetime chance to join noted scientist Cristina Eisenberg for a field excursion to track wildlife including wolves, grizzlies, wolverines, lynx and cougars. From classroom discussion to hiking in Yellowstone National Park, the winner will learn not...

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BEI Scholar Liam Heneghan to help host University of DePaul’s “Rooted in Soil” Events Coming in the next couple of months!

“CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—February 13, 2015. Farmers, musicians, ecologists, photographers and artists will gather at the DePaul Art Museum in coming months to discuss environmental issues during the “Rooted in Soil” exhibition, which examines the human connection to soil. Events are free and open to the public and will be held at...

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The Black Earth Institute is seeking new fellows.

The Black Earth Institute will award 6 fellowships for 2015-2018 term. BEI, now 10 years old, is dedicated to supporting art in re-forging the links between spirit, earth and society. Art can create new space for changing minds and the world. Artists have played this role and BEI is dedicated...

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Check out BEI scholar Liam Heneghan and friend of BEI Curt Meine in “Conversations Around the Green Fire”

Conversations around the Green Fire are 10-20 minute original videos from in-depth interviews, short presentations, and bonus Green Fire footage. Connect with ideas from leading thinkers, as the Center for Humans and Nature continue the dialogue spurred by the Green Fire documentary. The Emmy award-winning documentary film Green Fire: Aldo...

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Regie O’Hare Gibson, Fellow Emeritus of the Black Earth Institute shares the stage with saxophonist Stan Strickland.

A poem inspired by his daughter goes nicely in front of a saxophonist Stan Strickland on Radio Boston. The poem titled, “Jazz People” is about little people who live inside instruments and come to life when the instrument is played. A month earlier Regie was broadcast live from the TEDxBoston...

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Interview with Mary Swander

(Dawson)We have on the phone BEI fellow and scholar, author, professor, and Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander to talk to her about her insights on performance.  At this year’s Black Earth Institute annual gathering of fellows and scholars we will be focusing on all types of performance and their place...

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Dr. Deborah Wood Holton Interview

Today we are here at Brigit Rest, the home of the Black Earth Institute in Black Earth, Wi and we are speaking to one of the original fellows of the Black Earth Institute, Dr. Deborah Wood Holton from DePaul University School for new Learning.

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