Past Event

“Dear Vaccine….” Join the Kickoff of a Global Vaccine Poetry Project

March 21, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Andy Revkin hosts a special Earth Institute Sunday "Arts and Hearts" show kicking off the Global Vaccine Poem Project of Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. They have organized a worldwide call for vaccine-related verse.

Learn more and submit your own poem:

Sunday’s show features the acclaimed poets Naomi Shihab Nye, Jane Hirshfield, Ethelbert Miller, Danusha Laméris and Jacqueline Saphra.

Musical interludes will be offered by Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino, who perform as Magpie.

The event was organized by David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center and Tyler Meier, executive director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Here's their vision for the Global Vaccine Poem project:

The Global Vaccine Poem project offers an inclusive and participatory opportunity during the universal vaccination experience, inviting all to share their voice and promote Covid-19 vaccination through the imaginative language of poetry. By articulating our most complex and emotional experiences in language, we harness the ability to transform a common experience into collective meaning.

Learn more about their work here:

Andy Revkin, the producer and host of these Sustain What events, is a longtime journalist and founding director of the Earth Institute Initiative on Communication & Sustainability.

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Andrew Revkin