Register now for Teen Eco-Poetry Night
The Borough of Oaklyn Green Team will be hosting our first ever Teen Eco-Poetry Night on Wednesday, July 31st at the Oaklyn Memorial Library (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM). This fun evening will be led by language arts teacher and Green Team member Rachel Brody. Please sign-up by completing the registration form below.
Background: Ecopoetry focuses on humanity’s relationship with the natural world in such a way that implies responsibility and engagement. An ecopoem needs to be about a non-human natural world, wholly or in part, in some way or the other. Within environmental poetry, ecopoetry explores nature and its relationship with humans with the ecopoets treating nature as “a separate and equal other.” Ecopoetry is also about the desire for creating change – it is urgent, it aims to unsettle. It has a desire to issue a “warning” of some kind.