As we approach the winter solstice, and as an antidote to the busyness which this time of year can bring how about some words and poems, to listen inwards, to pause, to recalibrate, to renew…
Here, I bring you the first of three seasonal poetry salons which explore the intersecting themes ecology, activism, hope and restoration, with poetry as bridge and balm, bringing us close to the question, ‘What does it mean to be human right now’…
The first salon is on the theme of ‘Nature and Place’, with poems from Wendell Berry, Joy Harjo, Rachel Holstead and Jane Hirshfield, and one of my own.
I hope you enjoy, and if you care to share, I’d love to hear what the salon sparks for you, and what poems or words it makes you reach for too..
You can listen here on soundcloud (26 mins)