10 episodes

In Our Element: A poet's enquiry into climate change.

Is the climate crisis asking for radical system change and a change of hearts and minds? Does it reflect a crisis of the imagination, of consciousness, of global ethics? How might extracting, consuming, travelling and working less benefit our well-being as well as simply bringing down carbon emissions? Across ten episodes, poet Linda France talks to activists, engineers, conservationists, academics, thinkers, poets and musicians around the world to hear their take on these questions.

In Our Element - with Linda France New Writing North

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In Our Element: A poet's enquiry into climate change.

Is the climate crisis asking for radical system change and a change of hearts and minds? Does it reflect a crisis of the imagination, of consciousness, of global ethics? How might extracting, consuming, travelling and working less benefit our well-being as well as simply bringing down carbon emissions? Across ten episodes, poet Linda France talks to activists, engineers, conservationists, academics, thinkers, poets and musicians around the world to hear their take on these questions.

    Episode 10: Regeneration

    Episode 10: Regeneration

    Episode 10: Regeneration
    A poet’s inquiry into climate change presented by Linda France. In this longer final episode, Linda looks to the future, with poetry from John Kinsella, Charmaine Papertalk Green and Linda too. Music by Joshua Green. Produced by Sonderbug, with New Writing North and Newcastle University and funded by the Audio Content Fund and Arts Council England.
    A transcript for this episode is available here: https://newwritingnorth.com/in_our_element_ep10_regeneration_transcript/

    • 29 min
    Episode 9: Consciousness

    Episode 9: Consciousness

    Episode 9: Consciousness
    A poet’s inquiry into climate change presented by Linda France. We’re guided in reflections on the element of consciousness by Buddhist monk Ajahn Sucitto, and also hear from poet Jorie Graham in America and Professor Deborah McGregor in Canada. With poetry from Ajahn Sucitto and Linda. Music by Joshua Green. Produced by Sonderbug, with New Writing North and Newcastle University and funded by the Audio Content Fund and Arts Council England.

    A transcript for this episode is available here: https://newwritingnorth.com/in_our_element_ep9_consciousness_transcript/

    • 20 min
    Episode 8: Space

    Episode 8: Space

    A poet’s inquiry into climate change presented by Linda France.
    Space, an element in Buddhist classification, holds all the other elements together. Linda discusses the space opened up by ecological grief with Larry Butler and Sheila Templeton, editors of the anthology Living Our Dying. With poetry from Sheila and Linda. Music by Joshua Green. Produced by Sonderbug, with New Writing North and Newcastle University and funded by the Audio Content Fund and Arts Council England.

    A transcripton of this episode is available here: https://newwritingnorth.com/in_our_element_ep8_space_final/

    • 20 min
    Episode 7: Metal

    Episode 7: Metal

    A poet’s inquiry into climate change presented by Linda France. An element in the Chinese system, metal is explored with Professor of Engineering Richard Dawson and poets Inua Ellams and Charmaine Papertalk Green. With poetry from Inua, Charmaine and Linda. Music by Joshua Green. Produced by Sonderbug, with New Writing North and Newcastle University and funded by the Audio Content Fund and Arts Council England.

    *Please note this episode contains some strong language.*

    A transcript for this episode is available here: https://newwritingnorth.com/in_our_element_ep7_metal_transcript/

    • 19 min
    Episode 6: Wood

    Episode 6: Wood

    A poet’s inquiry into climate change presented by Linda France. Wood is an element in the Chinese system, and with conservationist Sian Atkinson, Linda walks in an ancient woodland to explore the importance of trees. Poet Pascale Petit gives insights from her experience of the Amazonian rainforest and tiger forests of India. With poetry from Pascale and Linda. Music by Joshua Green. Produced by Sonderbug, with New Writing North and Newcastle University and funded by the Audio Content Fund and Arts Council England.

    A transcript for this episode is available here: https://newwritingnorth.com/in_our_element_ep6_wood_transcript/

    • 19 min
    Episode 5: Air

    Episode 5: Air

    A poet’s inquiry into climate change presented by Linda France. Linda visits a windfarm in County Durham with wind engineer Anabel Gammidge and talks to poet Colette Bryce about her poem ‘Turbines in January’. With poetry from Colette and Linda. Music by Joshua Green. Produced by Sonderbug, with New Writing North and Newcastle University and funded by the Audio Content Fund and Arts Council England.
    A transcript for this episode is available here: https://newwritingnorth.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/In_Our_Element_Ep5_Air_FINAL.pdf

    • 20 min

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