11 Sep 2022

Elizabeth Morton's beast-eye view of climate change

From Standing Room Only, 2:36 pm on 11 September 2022
Elizabeth Morton

Elizabeth Morton Photo: supplied

Naming the Beasts

Photo: supplied


Creatures trying to survive as the world around them burns express their fears, their anger and their hopes in Naming the Beasts, the visceral new poetry collection by Auckland writer, Elizabeth Morton.

In the world of the poems, habitat destruction and climate change have turned the world into a war zone. 

But all may not be lost.

Elizabeth puts herself in the skin and minds of animals - from hens and cows to native birds, pangolins and one of her favourite creatures, wolves.

Elizabeth Morton's poetry collection Naming the Beasts is published by Otago University Press.