James Sherry moderates a discussion about poetry and climate change. While global warming is caused by industry emissions, corporate processes will not change without cultural change. Kit Robinson, Brenda Iijima, Saba Razvi, Elizabeth Gross, Evelyn Reilly & Charles Alexander will discuss how poetry contributes language change that helps arrest climate change. New Orleans' location, its damage from Katrina and other storms and its future risks make the NOPF an ideal venue to discuss how poetry might influence the different ways of looking at nature, the language of policy, social structure and racial and income inequality.
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