Climate Change Poetry: Is it Effective? Scottish Writers Centre

climate change event

Tuesday 11 February, 2020, 7 p.m.

Club Room, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

With Colin Will and Eveline Pye will be leading a discussion and readings on Climate Change.  They will introduce the STEM poets and talk about the challenges in writing about Climate Change. Additional readers are John Bolland, Mandy Haggith, Gillian Mellor, Joe Murray, Chris Powici, Elizabeth Rimmer, Leela Soma and Lesley Traynor.

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‘There have been several initiatives designed to encourage poets to write about climate change. Magma devoted an entire issue to climate change in 2018. Extinction Rebellion Oxford is currently soliciting poems about the climate emergency for an anthology to be published later this year. Grey Hen Press are running a series of poetry readings on climate change and donating all proceeds to the UK Youth Climate Coalition and the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) commissioned poetry for an online anthology on climate change. It seems likely that there will be even more initiatives. Simon Armitage, the new Poet Laureate, stated in an interview in May 2019, “I definitely want to initiate something on climate change. I think it is absolutely essential that poetry responds to that issue.”

Eveline Pye see full essay:


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