Poetry International Opening Night: Festival Summit

Event start date Jun

What role can poetry play in addressing the climate crisis? Five leading ecopoets gather to share work and discuss the questions facing their craft.

CAConrad, John Kinsella, Jorie Graham, Olive Senior and Yang Lian come together for a vital conversation to crown the first night of Poetry International, and start as we mean to go on.

They examine quandaries like: does poetry have an intimate and direct relationship with specific environments? Can poets provide the language needed to illuminate the world around us? And what practical actions do poets-as-activists make?

There is also some time set aside for you to ask the poets your own questions.

Event Organiser/Organisation
Southbank Centre
Start Date/Time
Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 7.30pm
End Date/Time
Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 9pm
Venue Address
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre SE1 8XX
Event Website
Booking Instructions
£15 This event is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT). You can join our free Access Scheme through your online Southbank Centre account or via email.