Poetry as Protest

Enbridge Corporate Responsibility

Enbridge Corporate Responsibility

From Christine Leclerc:

Hope it’s not rude of me to do this, but I have a call for submissions to disseminate and have been so enjoying The Apocalypse Anthology that I could not resist!

I am co-facilitating a 1,173 kilometer-long poetry collaboration called Enpipe Line and would like to invite you to contribute. The poem is being written in resistance to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal and projects like it (more info below or at http://christineleclerc.com/category/communiques/). The “and projects like it” part makes it very broad, so submissions do not have to revolve around environmental issues.

Enpipe Line is being called a “communal poetic response” (Rob Budde) or a “collaborative protest” (granvillemag) and currently includes work from Ray Hsu, Stephen Collis, Krissy Darch, Peter Macdonald, Wiesia Kujawa, Jen Currin, Michael Nardone, Cortney K Dawkin and more. The line is just over 12 kilometers long at the moment, and the site where it is featured (http://christineleclerc.com) evolves according to the suggestions of the line’s participants. So far they have had the brilliant idea of having the line scroll across the top of the page. They have also mentioned that it would be cool if the site could incorporate images of resistance to socially and environmentally destructive projects as background images or in an image gallery. I intend to do both.

If you or anyone you know would like to participate, please let me know (full call for submissions below).

Christine Leclerc

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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