ADRIFT at Eden Project
Friday, 6 July 2012, 2pm
ADRIFT is a brand new year-long arts project. City poet Tom Chivers carries out a personal interrogation of climate through poetry. Exploring climate as culture, Tom will be mapping the territories of climate science within the urban spaces he finds most familiar. How can urban life understand the challenges posed by climate disruption?
Over the next 12 months, Tom will produce a series of mixed-media works and investigations, including text work, performances, readings, and collaborations with other artists.
Tom is a writer, literary arts producer, and Director of the independent poetry press, Penned in the Margins. He is the author of How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009) and The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets. He has edited and published several anthologies, including the award-winning Adventures in Form, which won a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation, and was listed in The Independent as one of the '50 best summer reads, 2012'.
He is the first poet to receive an annual commission from Cape Farewell, and his first appearance this Friday, on the Eden Project’s Bī-ŏt'ĭk Stage, will mark the start of ADRIFT, exploring climate, poetry and the city.