8 Black Eco-Poets Who Inspire Us | Sierra: The national magazine of the Sierra Club

Contemporary scribes draw links between environmental and ancestral resilience. Eco-poetics may be a recently christened genre, but of course, humans have been writing poems about nature for centuries.

Can Music Ever Be Green? An Overview Of The Changing Musical Climate

Recent terminological developments including ‘ecomusicology’, defined by Aaron S. Allen as a discipline considering ‘musical and sonic issues, both textual and performative, related to ecology and the natural environment’

Gen-X Is More Creative Than Gen-Y, According to Harvard | Inc.

Roughly twice as many “talent professionals” are looking to hire Millennials than looking to hire Gen-Xers, according to a recent survey reported in USA Today. Research reveals that workers in their 40s and 50s are on average smarter than everyone else in three key areas.

For One Chicana Rocker and Memoirist, Music is Activism, and a Way of Life

For more than 20 years, the Chicano rock band has done it their way — rejecting sponsorship money from tobacco or alcohol companies (a choice Gonzalez refers to in the book as “professional suicide”) and using what she calls “participatory community art practices.” It’s not uncommon for the band to invite neighbors to workshops to co-write songs…

The Sealey Challenge: An Expansive Way of Reading Poetry | Literary Hub

The Sealey Challenge is a call to action, to any one who’d like to participate: read 31 poetry books or chapbooks of your choice in 31 days. There is no prize waiting at the end; instead, participants are left with the knowledge of 31 fresh voices, a sense of belonging to a discovered community, and—hopefully—a newfound (or renewed) love of poetry.

Why ‘All We Can Save’ Will Make You Feel Hopeful About the Climate Crisis

A new anthology spotlighting women climate leaders offers solutions, encouragement, and an invitation to join the movement. The book is a feast of ideas and perspectives, setting a big table for the climate movement, declaring all are welcome.

How to Fight Fascism Through Literature | In These Times

Arundhati Roy’s new book “Azadi” raises important questions about how we can resist authoritarianism by expressing not only outrage but joy. In the ear­ly 2000s, his­to­ri­an Ramachan­dra Guha called Arund­hati Roy crazy…

Meet the PhD Student Inventing a New Scientific Language in Welsh

In Cardiff, Wales, Bedwyr Ab Ion Thomas, 23, is conducting his doctoral research on medicinal chemistry entirely in the Welsh language at Cardiff University. While it may seem ordinary for a researcher to work entirely in their native language…