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Poetry and Geology: A Celebration

Timed to coincide with National Poetry Day and Earth Science Week, this one day event included talks, discussion, art installations and a reading by contemporary poets.

The talks were on a variety of themes and writers, including Thomas Hardy and the Dorset Coast, Robert Burns, Poetry and Climate Change, the Lake District, Poetry and the Anthropocene and Poetry Sculptures.

Follow the links below for video and audio recordings of all of the days talks, copies of most of the poems read at the event, a slideshow of haiku lino-cut prints and links to poems.

Watch the talks online

Read the poems

A poem by Peter Redgrove

Penelope Shuttle, one of our guest poets, has kindly given us permission to reproduce a poem by her late husband Peter Redgrove. Redgrove (1932 - 2003) was the author of over forty volumes of poetry as well as many novels, plays and non-fiction books. Collected Poems was published by Cape Poetry in 2012. This poem is taken from his collection Dressed as a Tarot Pack (Taxus, 1990).

Event poster

Event details

Date: 10 October 2011
Venue: The Geological Society, London



Michael McKimm
Tel: 0207 434 9944
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