We’re creating a collective poem for our times: please join us
Murmuration is a way to bring us all together, a mass online collaboration to create a collective poem for our times, an inventory of what really matters, celebrating our love for the natural world at a time of Climate Crisis and Coronavirus.
What is the role of the writer in the climate emergency?
In 2019, both Newcastle University and New Writing North declared a climate emergency. As well as adapting their own practices, they committed to using their positions and platforms to raise awareness and understanding of climate change. In 2020, the two organisations have come together to appoint the poet Linda France as Climate Writer for a year-long residency.
During this period, Linda will be writing, consulting with scientists and environmentalists, talking to readers, and considering the way the stories we tell ourselves shape our action and ultimately our futures.