Earlier this year I was honoured to be involved, with a number of other local poets, in Response to 'Rise', a cultural and arts engagement with the disaster facing humankind. It was inspired by the film 'Rise: from one island to another', which features poets Kathy Jetñil-Kijner from the Marshall Islands and Aka Niviâna from Greenland, and was originally planned - in the Time Before Covid - as a live event, as part of Fringe Arts Bath.
Obviously that couldn't happen, so the poems have now been recorded and, having been curated by Peter Reason, the former Director of the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice, can be viewed here.
Even more importantly, the original film is here.
So please, put the kettle on, make a cup of tea and take some time to watch.
Greta Thunberg in Bristol, 28th February 2020