Young poets perform prize-winning climate poems at COP26
Young poets from the Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network were invited to respond to Sir David Attenborough’s speech at the opening of COP26 in Glasgow. Inspired by Sir David’s words calling world leaders to action, they created new poems in immediate response to his speech to underline his urgent message about the climate crisis.
Several of the young poets responding to Sir David’s speech were also taking part in another Poetry Society project that was showcased at COP26. They included Brooke Nind and Sabrina Guo, whose prize-winning work was selected through the Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis Challenge on Young Poets Network, run in partnership with People Need Nature. Ten outstanding young writers performed their prize-winning poems at COP26 in Glasgow at midday on Saturday 6 November at an event titled Where were you / when the seas / were warming?. More details