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Saturday, May 15 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Ecopoetry: Words in Balance

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As the rainforest burns and wildfires rage, as climate change threatens our world, poets can bear witness, reflecting on the intricate interconnectedness of humanity, our planet, and nature. We are nature. EcoPoetry offers us a lifeline to hidden worlds and reminds us of our shared reliance on nature. This session explores the role of the poet as activist, as chronicler of destruction, as truth teller. In this reading, poets Fred Marchant, Jennifer Barber, Deborah Leipziger and Myronn Hardy share their ecopoems and reflect on the power of EcoPoetry to transform and heal our world and ourselves.

Link to recording: https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/1U8gQvtw_8CMzdjsDU4eMkg3I99sOzcERf3jO_2HA6gu4fK_fp0PCC6NmIvO9-4W.wkEbMEW2ueEAwoPk

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Fred Marchant

Emeritus Professor of English, Suffolk University
Fred Marchant has authored five books of poetry, the most recent of which, Said Not Said, was named an Honored Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards. He has edited Another World Instead: The Early Poetry of William Stafford, and, co-translated (with Nguyen Ba Chung) works by several... Read More →
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Deborah Leipziger

Author. Advisor. Poet
Deborah Leipziger is an author, poet, and advisor on sustainability. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger is the author of Story & Bone, published by Lily Poetry Review Books. Her poems have been published in the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Israel and the Netherlands, in such magazines... Read More →
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Jennifer Barber

Jennifer Barber’s fourth poetry collection, The Sliding Boat Our Bodies Made, came out in 2022 from The Word Works. Her collection Works on Paper received the 2015 Tenth Gate Prize from The Word Works and was published in 2016. She is the current poet laureate of Brookline and the... Read More →
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Myronn Hardy

Myronn Hardy is the author of five books of poems, most recently, Radioactive Starlings, published by Princeton University Press (2017). His poems have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Baffler, Rhino, and elsewhere. He teaches at Bates C... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT