"Earth Stanzas" Intergenerational Poetry and Song Circle

June 21, 2020
DESCRIPTION: This special Earth Institute Sustain What webcast is an intergenerational series of readings, reflections and musical performances examining humanity’s turbulent, wondrous, fast-forward planet

Earth Stanzas is a project of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and the Center for Earth Ethics at the Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University.

Scheduled guests include Karenna Gore, the founder and director of the Center for Earth Ethics;

David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center and Charlie Malone, the Center's outreach manager (both are poets as well);

Jane Hirshfield, founder of Poets for Science (;

and poets Sony Ton-Aime, Rachel Marco-Havens, Elizabeth Shvarts, Andrei Codrescu, and Fatou M’Baye, youth author of model poem “Thank You, Tree.”

The musicians are Reggie Harris, Hal Walker, and Magpie.

The event is hosted by Andy Revkin, the founding director of Columbia University's Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability.