Poetry Manuscript Seminar
With Keetje Kuipers
Alexandra Risley Schroeder is a poet who writes about nature as inspiration, metaphor and cautionary tale. She lives in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts where her professional, artistic and volunteer activities have long twined around responding to climate change. Her training in political science, qualitative research and interfaith Earth ministry combine to ground her years of creative, regulatory and policy writing in a sense of wonder and possibility for the planet. Knowing poetry connects us viscerally to the world, her current work links individual poems to particular climate solutions researched by Project Drawdown. A graduate of Smith College, the University of Massachusetts and Wisdom University, she is outside, moving as much as possible: biking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, skiing, usually with dogs in tow.