About Nature's Words

May Gaia,

our Great Mother,

speak through me...

may I be a channel,

a conduit for Nature's words!

I've created this website (in 'Dreamweaver'... VERY old hat now, but I like the connotation of the name!*)... both as a showcase for my ecopoetry/environmental art projects/ teaching, and as an evolving home for it – I'll endeavour to keep updating these pages on a regular basis. Visitors will find samples of my poetry and prose, images of the natural world that I've captured on my digital camera, details of my books, reviews, and some elucidation of my underlying philosophy.

* DESPITE ALL ITS DIY QUIRKS, THE BRITISH LIBRARY HAS THIS SITE ON THEIR UK WEB ARCHIVE!

WEBSITE LAST UPDATED 21/10/2014

I hope you enjoy browsing!

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NEW ESSAY ON 'WHAT IS ECOPOETRY?' published on the International Times website: http://internationaltimes.it/what-is-ecopoetry/

O children we are robbing! turn away!
may
we have left you not just dirt and dearth
on scrap-heap Earth
but each of you the proud eye of a dream.

— JONATHAN GRIFFIN


The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth
is not that we are on the way to destroying the world –
we've actually been on the way for quite a while.
It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep,
to a whole new relationship to our world,
to ourselves and each other.

— JOANNA MACY

Compassion is an act of imagination.

— LINDSAY CLARKE

“…change the myth in order to change the wider reality…
that is the way in which serious changes
are eventually brought about.”

— MARY MIDGELEY

 

A Manifesto

In this manifesto, I have attempted to define and explore the modern discomfort with engaged Art and to show how and why a growing number of artists, writers and poets, have taken it up and developed their own unique responses to the global environmental crisis we're currently facing as a species.

GoldenToad, extinction attributed to climate change

 

ART FOR EARTH'S SAKE: A MANIFESTO

The following titles relate to the different sections in the manifesto.

Click on the first to reach the beginning....

Art for Art’s Sake and its Legacy

Knowledge in the Information Age

Freedom of Expression in the Corporate World

The Impotence of the Art/Life Separation

The insights of Gaia Theory and Quantum Science

Implications for the Artist

Transforming Consciousness

Biocentric Art and Sustainable Poetry

Some Pointers for Artists aspiring to be Agents of Social Change

Means of Production

Posterity

 

“It is the responsibility of the poet to be a woman to keep an eye on
this world and cry out like Cassandra, but be
listened to this time.”

Grace Paley

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