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Scottish Writers' Centre

The Earth is Our Home Anthology Launch (Hybrid Event)

Tue 6 September 2022

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The anthology "The Earth is Our Home" sits on a plant pot beside a world globe. There are green leaves surrounding them.

Image Credit: Gerry Loose

Join us as we host the launch of, “The Earth is Our Home” a new anthology of 19 Scottish poets, on the climate emergency, refugee/migrant crises, social justice and peace.

World Poetry Movement Scotland, in association with Mythic Horse Press and Playspace Publications is pleased to announce the publication of The Earth is Our Home. WPM Scotland is affiliated to the World Poetry Movement.

This is a hybrid event please book an online ticket to receive the link.


THE EARTH IS OUR HOME

Even when you take to the woods,

you’re taking political steps

on political grounds.

Apolitical poems are also political,

and above all shines a moon

no longer purely lunar.

—Wisława Szymborska


Readers:

Finola Scott
Jim Carruth
Joe Murray
Katy Ewing
Nat Hall
Elizabeth Rimmer
Jim McGonigal
Donald Adamson
Gordon Meade
Lynnda Wardle


From a long look at the deep ecologies of the past, to personal intimations of compassion, the 19 poets in this anthology, among the best in Scotland, give their various all to articulate what Shelley wrote in his “The Defence of Poetry” that ‘poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world’. Thus by simply writing verse, poets use the tools of poetry – words – without threat or menace, to provide an exemplary alternative to strife, to the way we are destroying ourselves and our home.



—Gerry Loose (from the introduction)



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Event Type

Literature

Performance

Location

Clubroom

Time

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Ages

18+

Ticketing

Free but ticketed

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Tickets no longer available