20 Dec 2020


From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 20 December 2020

Ecopoetry is a term that was coined relatively recently, when 'eco' found itself attached to all kinds of terms. But the ideas behind ecopoetry date back to New Zealand's early settlers who wrote about their relationship to the land, including a handful of writers who were concerned about the widespread destruction of the native flora and fauna. Poet and PhD graduate and Dr Janet Newman has explored ecopoetry in Aotearoa for her thesis while studying at Massey University. As a farmer she's particularly interested in ecopoetry relating to agriculture.

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