Join award-winning poet Kim Goldberg on World Poetry Day for a talk and reading to celebrate the launch of her eighth book—DEVOLUTION, poems and fables of ecotastrophe (2020, Caitlin Press). Can poetry transmute climate grief to climate action? Is every creative act an act of extinction rebellion? What is the role of imagination and myth-making in times of crisis? And why are houseflies hell-bent for liberty? Discussion will follow.
Kim Goldberg is the author of eight books of poetry and nonfiction. Her surreal and absurdist poems and fables have appeared in magazines and anthologies in North America and abroad. Her Red Zone collection of poems about urban homelessness has been taught in university literature courses. Kim holds a degree in biology, and before turning to poetry she was a freelance journalist covering environmental issues. Kim lives in downtown Nanaimo where she is known for creating poem galleries in vacant storefronts and staging guerrilla poetry happenings in weedy waysides.