WRITING ON THE WALL
Saturday, June 3rd 10am - 6pm
An Immersive Day of Eco-Poetry, curated by Jay Ramsay
This landmark day of poetry, discussion and music asked the question: can poetry save the planet?
The day included workshops, music, talks, sharing and a Rimbaud-Blake poetry walk. We looked at poetry as sacred activism, the illusion of separation, eco-poetry and more. Curated by Jay Ramsay, and featuring Peter Owen Jones, Jeni Couzyn, Niall McDevitt, Caroline McCausland and the Anam Cora singers, Nigel Shaw, Aidan Andrew Dun and many other voices.
About Jay Ramsay: "Jay Ramsay is one of our most distinguished, eloquent and passionate visionary poets." Andrew Harvey. This will be the London launch of Diamond Cutters, a poetry anthology co-edited by Jay Ramsay and Andrew Harvey. The anthology will be on sale and is available from taylenlane.com in San Francisco. @jayramsaypoet
SPONSORED BY WWF & The Alliance for Religion & Conservation.
SOUTHWARK STANZA CELEBRATES
with Kate Miller
Southwark Stanza is a group of poets based in south London. As part of a festival jazz evening, award-winning poet Kate Miller and the Stanza performed a specially commissioned poem, exploring work on Waterloo's three bridges, the first frequently painted by Monet at daybreak, the second dismantled by women after the Blitz, and the present so-called "Ladies Bridge".
The Gary Crosby Sextet performed the Miles Davis classic 'A Kind of Blue' at 9pm.
Photo: David Randall Goddard