“Malama ‘Aina” – Honor The Earth
In Why Ecopoetry? There’s No Planet B John Shoptaw states, “Ecopoetry is nature poetry that has designs on us, that imagines changing the ways we think, feel about, and live and act in the world.” He goes on to state that eco-poems are both environmental and environmentalist.
For this reading, we looked for poems that help us see the earth anew. Without being didactic or moralistic, our poems can express our concerns about our impact on our planet alongside our sense of awe and reverence for nature, wilderness, and the wonders of this world we live in.
Celebrate Earth Day and come hear this inspiring gathering of voices.
Oct 15 6pm EST
Join me for collaborative poetry readings with Maine poets.
Meg Weston and I will explore our shared passions for volcanoes and polar regions.
I’ll be cohosting a special event with poet Kathleen Ellis.
Young Maine poets read and discuss their unique perspectives.
Come hear the voices of young poets as they express their views of our world. The poets are University of Maine students active in campus creative writing activities and the campus literary magazine, The Open Field. Readings will be followed by a conversation among the poets facilitated by Kathleen Ellis and John Paul Caponigro, and Q&A from the audience. Poets reading will include Samuel Mills, Iris Lecates, Paige McHatten, Starla Straub, and Rachel Ouellette.