Poets speak out on Climate Change!
Heno, wrth Gysgu, Tonight while Sleeping
ed. by Awel Aman Tawe
48pp Roynetree Press £3 (+£1 P&P)
We have launched our first poetry anthology on climate change! The poems have been selected from our competition entries by National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, and internationally acclaimed poet, Menna Elfyn, and they demonstrate that poets are, as ever, speaking out on issues vital to the planet.
'Poets’ as Shelley once said, ‘are the unacknowledged legislators of the world’. Poets have always spoken out on political issues - inequality, environmental destruction, human rights abuses. They have aways had a distinct platform in the world of protest. This anthology demonstrates this is still very much the case and finds poets writing on the subject of climate change.
One of the strengths of this bilingual collection is that each poet takes us on a journey from the big global picture down to the small personal detail. Each poem enables us to feel. To feel something about the often abstract and alienating concept of climate change.
They were selected by Gillian Clarke and Menna Elfyn from a body of poetry entered into a poetry competition which invited people to write specifically on the theme. The response was great - we received entries from as far afield as the USA and Philippines and demonstrated a fierce interest in the subject. The range of responses - from blackberries to bankers, from hoovers to hunger - reflect the extent to which climate change is no longer an ‘issue’ but part of our everyday lives.
'Visual Impact' Card
High quality full-colour printed card + envelope. Blank inside. Measures 13cm x 13cm. Suitable for Christmas, Greetings or Birthdays.
Includes English and Welsh text on back explaining the work of Awel Aman Tawe.
The picture, called ‘Visual Impact’, is painted from above the village of Brynaman in the Brecon Beacons National Park, by the landscape artist, PL Graham. It shows the proposed community wind farm on Mynydd y Gwrhyd. All profits from card sales will go towards our community renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
For other work by PL Graham, please visit www.seatinthewall.co.uk
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