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Ecopoetics with Kate Simpson, Emma Must and Linda France

45 Main Street, Bellaghy, Magherafelt, Derry, BT45 8HT
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What role can, and should, poetry play in the climate crisis? Is reading and writing poetry an inherently ecological act and if so how do we define 'ecopoetry'? Join Editor Kate Simpson and poets Linda France and Emma Must as they discuss the poetics of climate – charting deep geologic time through to current anthropocentric behaviours whilst utilising language as a witness to our time on Earth. In this discussion and reading, we speak to, and of, the human and more-than-human, exploring words and worlds in tandem.

Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency, edited by Kate Simpson was selected as a Guardian Book of the Year and was awarded a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation, lauded as the 'definitive anthology for this decisive decade.' Published in tandem with Friends of the Earth's 50th anniversary, Out of Time includes poems from Caroline Bird, Mary Jean Chan, Seán Hewitt, Raymond Antrobus, Linda France and Emma Must, amongst others.

Linda France's latest collection Startling (New Writing North / Faber, October 2022), is the tenth collection from Laurel Prize-winning poet and comprises poems written from, and into, the fabric of the sixth mass extinction, practising a concept of 'radical kindness.' In this uncanny, yet deeply familiar world, beginnings end and endings begin, and we are tasked, as readers, to think beyond the limitations of our perception and enter the throes of deep, geological time. Emma Must's The Ballad of Yellow Wednesday commemorates 30 years since the Twyford Down protests against major road-building in the 1990s. This collection includes powerful, moving and honest depictions of the campaign, in which Emma played an integral role, exploring the ways in which language reaches us, saves us, or fails to convince us.

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