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Join Helen Shay of the University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning for a presentation delivered by local poets on the theme of climate change, ranging from praise of the planet, to satire on the stupidity that risks ruining it.
For this event, a rise in emotional temperature above two degrees is predicted, as well-known bards mix with new voices to give poetic awareness to an issue on which we are all up against the clock. With humour and hope among the concern, this blend of poets from around York and beyond will explore problems and possible solutions in ways that resonate in our everyday lives. Poetry proves the most entertaining and convenient way to probe ‘an inconvenient truth’ to the tick tock rhythm of time running out and which – like Captain Hook’s crocodile – stalks us all in our changing world.
Writer Helen Shay is a tutor with the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York. She works with Spoken Word and runs local poetry events.