The Climate of Change poetry reading, featuring Craig Santos Perez, 30 November, FREE
As Margaret Atwood says: ‘ I think calling it climate change is rather limiting. I would rather call it everything change. ‘
Time is running out. We need more healthy, creative and sustainable visions of our world, to look more deeply at our place in the world in this time of climate and environmental crisis. We must also care for ourselves and others, and envisage a more just world.
Feature reader, Craig Santos Perez and a selection of poets from across UK & Europe will read their poems from The Climate of Change Poetry Challenge (workshop participants). Poets have been working together during period of sustained creativity in October & November
Readers: Cath Drake, Kate Potts, Patricia Foster McKenley , Karina Fiorini , Bell Selkie Lovelock , Ness Owen , Suzanne Iuppa, Janet Harper, Clementine E Burnley, Linda Goulden, Anne Enith Cooper, Joe Mishan, Shalini Pattabiraman, Katrina Dybzynska.
About feature reader, Craig Santos Perez
Craig Santos Perez is a Professor in the English Department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he teaches creative writing, eco-poetry, and Pacific literature. He’s an indigenous Chamoru (Chamorro) from the Pacific Island of Guåhan (Guam), plus a brilliant poet, scholar, editor, publisher, essayist, critic, book reviewer, artist, environmentalist, and political activist. Craig has been a globally renown environment poet for many years with countless awards and accolades. He has forged new ways to write about the climate crisis. His latest book is ‘Habitat Threshold’.
Here are some of Craig’s awards: the Pen Center USA/Poetry Society of America Literary Prize (2011), the American Book Award (2015), the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship (2016), the Hawai’i Literary Arts Council Award for an Established Artist (2017), a gold medal Nautilus Book Award (2021).
“Craig Santos Perez is a writer I seriously watch. He includes a variety of environmentally important writing, seamlessly combined with history, politics, and the familial.” –Linda Hogan, Indigenous Writer and Environmentalist
7pm UK time
Approximately 1 hour and 20minutes long.
(sorry Aussies, this best suits European timezones, and USA)
Double check your timezone: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html
The event will be recorded.
You will receive a Zoom link in your email receipt and at least two days before the event – if you can’t see it look in your spam folder first and then contact me.
The Climate Change Poetry Challenge is supported by the Emergence Foundation.
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