Wednesday, April 27, 2022
In honor of National Poetry Month, on Wednesday, April 27th, The Merwin Conservancy hosted a virtual poetry reading with Kwame Dawes, Tishani Doshi, Robert Hass, and Brenda Hillman, poets featured in the anthology Here: Poems for the Planet (Copper Canyon Press, 2019).
Here is “a call for hope and action,” which galvanizes readers to address the realities of climate change and ecological peril head-on. Through the lens of poetry, this anthology looks at our fellow humans and animals, the beauty around us, and the problems we face, and asks for a renewed sense of courage, in place of the fear that so often leads to indifference and cynicism.
The bookʻs editor Elizabeth J. Coleman was also present and shared about the inspiration behind the book. Each poet read a few selected poems and participated in a Q&A with the online audience.
All registered guests had the opportunity to purchase Here: Poems for the Planet at a 20% discount, thanks to our friends at Point Reyes Books.