Join us as we welcome poets Carrie Etter and Caleb Parkin, two poets who use their work to explore climate change, as we investigate how poetry can be used to share awareness and make a difference. This event will also include a short online open mic where poets can read a poem on the theme by themselves or someone else (sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – spaces are limited).
Caleb Parkin is a day-glo queero techno eco poet & facilitator, based in Bristol. He won second prize in the National Poetry
Competition 2016. He has previously worked in media production for the BBC and as a teacher and Senior Inclusion Worker in schools and pupil referral units, and has tutored for Poetry Society, Poetry School and First Story. In 2019, he was awarded Arts Council funding to explore queer ecopoetry in his first collection.
American expatriate Carrie Etter has lived in England since 2001 and published four
collections of poetry, most recently The Weather in Normal (UK: Seren; US: Station Hill, 2018), a Poetry Book Society
Recommendation. She also writes essays, short fiction, and reviews. She is Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and also teaches for The Poetry School and Poetry Swindon.