The Anthropocene Hymnal Poetry Reading


Tomorrow, Sunday the 7 November 2021, at 5:00pm CET. Ingrid Wilson will host a poetry reading event. During this event, contributors to The Anthropocene Hymnal will be reading their poems, and discussing the inspiration behind them.

I have timed this event to fall in the middle of the COP 26 Climate Conference in Glasgow. Some have heralded this as our ‘last chance’ to garner enough political will to work on worldwide solutions to the global problems we now face.

Really, I would like to be there on the ‘front line’ protesting, but I have decided to do what I can in my small way, raising my voice with others about the state of emergency on our planet, and what we might hope to do about it.

Ingrid Wilson, Experiments in Fiction

The event is free to attend and you can find the link here, at Experiments in Fiction or at the event I put up on Facebook.

If everything go as planned I will record the event and it will be put online. It will be the first time I do that so hold your thumbs it will work out and become a video we can put online later.

The program will be as follows.


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When Specters Pass In Sight


Outside it’s cold and wet
All hallows night has set
Mist creeping on the ground
Liquid sounds bouncing around

Inside the fire warms
Lending peace and calm
To this strange night
When specters pass in sight

As the veil between the worlds thins
We meet ghosts without and within
Telling us their stories
Happy, sad, mundane and gory

If we listen, learn and grow
We might find what we yearn to know

©RedCat


This week has been the first time since the start of my writing classes that I’ve had not only time and energy, but that itching urge to write. For the pure joy of creating something new. For the fun of playing around with sounds, rhyme, and rhythm. I don’t know if that means I’ve finally found that new equilibrium I’ve sought since late August or if it’s just because the workload has been slightly less this week. We’ll see…

I’m also looking forward to Sunday and The Anthropocene Hymnal Poetry Reading at 5:00pm CET. Will post more details tomorrow on how you’ll join in to listen.



Image credits:

First image: Photo by m wrona on Unsplash
Second image: Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash
Third image: Photo by Ramiro Pianarosa on Unsplash

Reading [don’t tell me you’re only visiting] by Tan Ruey Fern


“Today, I am sharing an audio recording of a remarkable poem by Tan Ruey Fern of Carboniferous Chronicles. This poem is included in The Anthropocene Hymnal. I love the unusual vocabulary, sing-song rhythm and hints at rhyme to call out the malign forces that seek to destroy the earth:”

~Experiments in Fiction (original post)
[don’t tell me you’re only visiting] read by Tan Ruey Fern

The Anthropocene Hymnal is out now on Amazon!
All proceeds to WWF.

Image by BTS-BotrosTravelSolutions from Pixabay

Reading: ‘Tea Time’ by Tricia Sankey


Next in the series of readings from The Anthropocene Hymnal, is an audio recording of Tricia reading her poem, ‘Tea Time:’


Tricia Sankey

Tricia Sankey has traveled the United States as an Army wife while blogging her poetry and flash fiction. She managed to obtain an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University along the way and enjoys tweeting her micropoetry on twitter @triciasankey. Her poetry has been published on sites such as Red Wolf Journal. Her short stories have placed in contests, most notably an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.

https://milspouseprose.com/


Again I have to say how proud I am to have to contributed to The Anthropocene Hymnal.
I hear the editor is very happy with the first week’s sales, charity donations and reviews!

If you like what you read, please remember to spread the word:

The Anthropocene Hymnal is out now on Amazon!
All proceeds to WWF.

You can read the original post at Experiments in Fiction.

Reading: Blood-drop in Israel by Ellie Onka


I am excited to present this video of Ellie Onka reading her poem ‘Blood-drop in Israel’ from The Anthropocene Hymnal:

Blood-drop in Israel by Ellie Onka

Ellie Onka

Ellie Onka has been writing poetry consistently since early 2017 and is constantly inspired by poets like Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Ted Hughes, and Leonard Cohen. Onka has publications that appear in Variant Literature Magazine, Visual Verse Anthology, the Scarlet Leaf Review, and Ephemeral Elegies among others, and can be found in different writing projects such as poetry or novel collaborations. She has many cats that consider her crazy, and when she’s not writing, she is losing sleep over it.

https://lucysworks.com/


Featured image is by Valdis Stakle.


The Anthropocene Hymnal is out now on Amazon!
All proceeds to WWF.

You can read the original post at Experiments in Fiction.

Reading: ‘Destiny of this earth’ by Gabriela Marie Milton


To mark the publication of The Anthropocene Hymnal, Ingrid present her reading of ‘Destiny of this earth’ by Gabriela Marie Milton, which is included in the anthology.

Over the next few weeks, many of the poets from the anthology will be featured, so you can get to know a bit more about them, and their contributions to the book.

I am truly grateful for being able to contribute poems and share these readings of the project.

This poem is so true and touching it brings tears to my eyes.

“Destiny of this earth, you are my destiny too.”

From Destiny of this Earth by Gabriela Marie Milton

Reading: ‘Destiny of this earth’ by Gabriela Marie Milton

Gabriela Marie Milton

Gabriela Marie Milton is an internationally published author. Her literary work appeared in various magazines and anthologies. Under the pen name Gabriela M she was awarded 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press (NYC). Her piece If I say I love you was nominated for 2020 Spillwords Press Publication of the Year (Poetic).  She is the author of Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings published by Vita Brevis Press in April 2020. 

Her new collection of poetry, Woman: Splendor and Sorrow will be published by Vita Brevis Press on July 31, 2021. 

https://shortprose.blog/


The Anthropocene Hymnal is out now on Amazon!
All proceeds to WWF.

Reading: ‘When I come back, I will be grief’ by Sherry Marr


Today, Ingrid reads the second poem from The Anthropocene Hymnal, ‘When I come back, I will be grief,’ by Sherry Marr. It is a hugely emotive piece, and Sherry’s words feel more timely than ever:


‘When I come back, I will be grief,’ by Sherry Marr.

This is another poem felt to the core of being.

How can we stand idly by and do nothing as things gets rapidly worse?


The Anthropocene Hymnal is out now on Amazon!
All proceeds to WWF.

Sherry Marr

Sherry Marr has written since she was a child. She has been in love with the natural world all her life; it informs most of her poems, as does the climate crisis and the suffering of creatures in the non-human realm. She has been writing in the online poetry community since 2010. She lives in Clayoquot Sound on the West Coast of Canada. Many of her poems sing of its beauty.

https://stardreamingwithsherrybluesky.blogspot.com/


You can read the original post at Experiments in Fiction.

Reading: Slow Sleepwalk into Armageddon


Below you will find a video of Ingrid Wilson reading ‘Slow Sleepwalk into Armageddon.’ This is the opening poem from The Anthropocene Hymnal, and it expresses her frustration at our apparent inability to see the havoc we are wreaking on our home planet. It is becoming harder and harder to sleepwalk, however, with catastrophic climate events recurring with a frightening regularity.


The Anthropocene Hymnal is out now on Amazon!
All proceeds to WWF.

I find this poem apt and powerfully touchning. It so well describe humanity’s behavior for most of the decades of my life. The science that we are ruining and wreaking havoc on our earthly paradise has been there long enough.

Yet, we haven’t acted!


Reading: Slow Sleepwalk into Armageddon

Ingrid Wilson

Ingrid is a writer and poet, originally from the U.K, who has lived and travelled widely in Europe. Her travels and experience of life in different lands has greatly influenced her writing. She writes poetry, short fiction and some factual pieces.

Ingrid was voted Spillwords Author of the Month for Jan-Feb 2021, and has had her work published in a variety of literary magazines both online and in print. Her writing on mental health and her battle with PMDD is due to be included in a new anthology from Indie Blu(e) Publishing.

Most recently, Ingrid has published The Anthropocene Hymnal: a poetry anthology designed to raise awareness of the climate crisis and raise money for WWF. She also tends the bar at dVerse poets pub!

https://experimentsinfiction.com


You can read the original post at Experiments in Fiction.


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