Planet in Peril

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About Planet in Peril:

Blurb: When the sciences and the arts begin to work together, a powerful force is created. This anthology was founded on the belief that words have the power to change. Through poetry, photography and art, creatives across the globe, from the age of 8 to 80, have united to express the urgency of global warming, facing the facts but never losing hope.

Endorsement: “A new metaphor is as useful in the climate fight as a new solar panel design. We need poets engaged in this battle, and this volume is proof that in fact they’re in the vanguard!”

Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and leader of the anti-carbon campaign group 350.org.

20% of the profits from this book will be donated to The Climate Coalition and WWF.

Where can you buy it?

Hardback: www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk

Ebook: Released through all retailers on November 1st

Paperback: Released through all international retailers on December 1st

About Fly on the Wall Press:

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Letter from the editor:

I recently created and edited and eco poetry, photography and art anthology, Planet in Peril, for Fly on the Wall Press. (www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk) The response was massively uplifting and the anthology created is both passionate and informed, with leading climate change research and pure outrage and hope for our planet from contributors.

Selection was difficult due to the sheer number of submissions. In general, we chose submissions which engaged with specific scientific research on climate change and global warming. Where several poems referenced specific animals or climate change topics/discussion points which are prevalent in the media at the moment, we could only choose one, in order to truly portray the scale of global warming, and to make the book as educational and forward-thinking as possible. This meant that while plastic pollution is incredibly important, we didn’t want 128 pages on the discussion of plastic alone, and equally, we didn’t want more than one polar bear poem (as much as we love them)! We found it remarkably difficult to get submissions talking about the ‘lungs of the earth’ – the Brazilian rainforest- although we imagine if we open submissions again at this current time, we would be flooded by submissions about the burning rainforests, which perhaps goes to show that climate change discussions are influenced by the media directly.

It’s been really uplifting to see the book move readers so far. The combination of research with photography, artwork and poetry seems to work really well and certainly if we want to communicate the urgency of climate change to the masses, we will need to use more than one medium of communication. If this book can contribute to the conversation, then I feel like it has done its job!

  • Isabelle Kenyon

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