Opportunity: ‘Dear Politicians’ ecopoetry project

4th May 2022

[ID] A line of police wearing face masks and hi-vis vests standing in a Glasgow street. In the front of them is a single activist holding up a sign that reads stop climate crime. [Supplied]

Call for submissions for an ecopoetry anthology.

‘Dear Politicians’ is a student-led ecopoetry project.

Weekly webinars were hosted throughout April with speakers from ecopoets to scientists and university lecturers, leading to open submissions for an ecopoetry anthology. Webinar recordings are available on the website.

The project’s main focus is to connect arts, environmental science and politics. It provides an opportunity to voice concerns about climate change and make an impact in a creative way. It aims to show people that poetry is an important factor in the fight for climate justice, as it can evoke emotions in the writer and the reader, which are often the main driver for action.

Everyone can submit up to three unpublished ecopoems of a minimum of 12 lines. The 20 best poems will be published in the anthology, and the three best pieces will receive a voucher for sustainable shopping of choice!

Submissions should be sent via email to: ecopoetryanthology@gmail.com

Deadline: 25 May 2022

For more information about the project and the submissions, please visit the Dear Politicians website.

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