I am the Universe: Poetry Reading and Prizegiving

  • Date: Tuesday 4 July 2017
  • Time: 18:15 - 19:15
  • Venue: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

Abstract

‘I am the Universe’ is a competition for young people to write poetry engaging with climate change. Working with landscape representations by contemporary artists and British Romantic writers, the poet Helen Mort created a challenge for young writers up to the age of 25, asking them to consider their place in the world and explore ideas of strange and familiar places, shifting territories, and our collective and individual responsibilities towards our planet. The competition received over 200 brilliant, searching, beautiful poems from young people all over the world.

This event will feature readings of the ten prize-winning poems as well as a specially commissioned poem by Helen Mort.

‘I am the Universe’ is the result of a collaboration between the Poetry Society and the AHRC-funded British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe project at the University of Leeds, as part of the programme for the conference Mediating Climate Change (4-6 July, University of Leeds)

This event is free and all are welcome, but places are limited so booking is essential.  Book tickets here