Saturday, February 10th | 5:30-7:00pm
Complimentary admission for ERP members
All are welcome – Suggested minimum donation $10 to support a healthy Elizabeth River though not required in our commitment to providing equitable access to our river-related programming
The second event of Resilient Reeds, a spotlight series featuring the latest environmental writers
Join us for the second event of the Ryan Resilience Lab’s Resilient Reeds spotlight series with Dear Human at the Edge of Time, an anthology of climate poetry released in late 2023 as a companion piece to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, to which the anthology’s co-editor Jeremy S. Hoffman contributed. Anthologist and Virginia Poet Laureate Emerita Luisa A. Igloria and Hoffman will read poems from the anthology alongside contributors Kindra McDonald, Director of Norfolk’s Elizabeth River Trail, and other local poets. Afterward, there will be opportunity for conversation and Q&A with the audience— poets, scientists, “dear humans”— all of us who are working together to weave something extraordinary: hope, despite living on the edge of time.
“…we are tethering at the edge of summer…/if we stay here too
long, we will erode with the mountains…/
The edge is not the end. We still have time to try.”
So write Eva Chen and Cassandra Bousquet, two youth poets in Dear Human at the Edge of Time: Poems on Climate Change.