Durand will be a 2010-2011 fellow at Penn’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing.

At Penn, Durand will teach a Spring 2011 undergraduate seminar, “Poetry & Poetics: The Ecology of Poetry.” The course will delve into the emerging discipline of ecopoetics. Students will experiment with writing in forms associated with nature poetry such as the pastoral, while inventing new forms based on observations of the “world about.”