Poems in Defense of Our Planet

Poems in Defense of Our Planet

Jane Hirshfield and Ellery Akers 

In a Benefit Reading for the Sierra Club
Co-sponsored by Marin Poetry Center


6:30 to 8:30 PM

Tuesday, November 5th 

Sierra Club National Headquarters

2101 Webster St, 13th Floor

Oakland, CA


Please join us as we hear two insightful poets read their inspiring work in support of Sierra Club’s mission to protect the world we love. 


Beer, wine, and small bites will be served.


About the Poets:


Photo Credit:  Curt Richter


Jane Hirshfield’s ninth, forthcoming poetry collection, Ledger (Knopf, 2020), centers on the crises of climate and biosphere, and on our interconnection with one another and all beings.  She is the founder of #PoetsForScience, a project originating with the first March For Science in D.C. in 2017, and the author of two now-classic books of essays, Nine Gates and Ten Windows. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Poetry Center and California Book Awards. The Washington Post has named her "among the modern masters" and the New York Times called her last book, The Beauty, "a deep well of wisdom."



Ellery Akers is the author of two award-winning poetry books, Practicing the Truth and Knocking on the Earth. Her new poetry collection, Swerve: Environmentalism, Feminism, and Resistance, is forthcoming in January from Blue Light Press.  She has won thirteen writing awards, including the Poetry International Prize and an Independent Publisher Book Award. Her poetry has been featured on National Public Radio and has appeared in such journals as Poetry and The New York Times Magazine.  She is also the author of a children’s novel, Sarah’s Waterfall. 



The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.5 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person’s right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org

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November 05, 2019

Time 6:30 PM
2101 Webster St #1300, Oakland, CA 94612
A Night of Poetry and Discussion in Defense of Our Planet