Planting poems: Seamus Heaney’s eco-poetry
|Dates:||13 November 2021|
|Times:||10:30 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute and Library|
|Who is it for:||Adults, General public|
In partnership with the British Academy, in this event discover Seamus Heaney’s climate change poetry and activism, hear the works of other contemporary poets and reflect on how you experience our changing environment before writing your own poem on wildflower seed paper inspired by what you have heard.
Irish poet Seamus Heaney was known for his focus on the natural world, but in later life he more actively explored climate change, peatland conservation and environmental challenges. Discover climate change poetry written by Heaney and other contemporary poets, learn about Heaney’s unassuming conservation activism, and reflect on how you experience our changing environment.
The event will take place at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, home to the archive of the Carcanet Press, one of the outstanding independent literary publishers of our time. You will also hear climate poems published by Carcanet.
Speakers: Dr Yvonne Reddick, AHRC Leadership Fellow, University of Central Lancashire and British Academy Small Research Awards grant holder. Professor John McAuliffe, Professor of Poetry, University of Manchester.
Limited Free places, book here; https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thebritishacademy/573205
Part of Being Human Festival 11-20 November 2021.
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