We are launching the first major collection of green poetry. Witty, whimsical, thought-provoking and meant seriously despite their light-hearted tone, here are 56 poems highlighting the threat humankind poses to the future of the planet.
Written to be read aloud, GREEN POEMS FOR A BLUE PLANET are now published in book form, brilliantly illustrated by four time Oscar winner Nick Park.
MARTIN KISZKO is a composer and screen writer. He has composed over 200 scores for film and television and released eight albums with major European orchestras. His screenplays include the children’s fantasy Junkworld.
Martin says, ‘I hope these poems provoke a thought, raise a smile, start a conversation, spark an idea, spur us into action, or simply turn on a few ‘green lights’.
NICK PARK is a four-times Academy Award winning director, animator and writer. He is best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit.
The collection has been a hit with both children and adults.
Poetry performances accompanied by projected visuals of Nick Park’s drawings will also be available.
The World Land Trust (WLT) is delighted to announce that Martin Kiszko will be joining Bill Oddie and Simon Barnes on the panel of judges for the Trust's limerick competition.
The second book of green poems. It's almost complete and looking for sponsors, publishers and collaborators.
Green Poems went to Bollywood! Martin performed at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, India. 'You were a great hit!' Anil Dharker, Mumbai Literature Festival.
It’s very green and it’s out there!! Green Poems enhanced version ebook featuring performances now available on iTunes:
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The poem ENERGY LAUGH was in the July 31st edition of THE BEANO - one of the world's longest running children's comics!
Martin was interviewed and performed on BBC’s BLUE PETER. The book is featured on Blue Peter’s Bookclub website.
Martin also read poems on BBC Radio 4's series SAVING SPECIES and on BBC Radio Bristol.
As the UK’s Green Poet, Martin’s extremely theatrical and physical performances have been featured on BBC's flagship children's programme BLUE PETER, at the Eden Project Cornwall, Bristol's Festival of Nature, the International Green Awards Ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum, Green Apple Awards Ceremony London, 10:10 Environmental Awards Ceremony, Latitude Festival, Ilkley Literature Festival, Bath Literature Festival, Birmingham Libraries Young Readers’ Week, Greenscreen Film Awards Festival Sheffield, and Colston Hall 2 Bristol where Martin's poems were accompanied by the Bristol Ensemble Orchestra.One of the world's longest running comics THE BEANO has published one of the poems.
Martin is also touring schools and colleges throughout the UK with performances and workshops.He recently performed at Clifton High, Bristol and Widcombe Juniors, Bath.
Interviews, poetry and articles have appeared in BBC Wildlife Magazine, Venue magazine, Bristol Evening Post, Bristol Review of Books magazine, Spongebob Squarepants comic, The Beano, and online mag www.Essentialwriters.com
You can book Martin for a performance at your house, school, TV studio, theatre, festival, conference or massive green global event! Performance Contact:
Agent Kate Marshall
The Old Chapel
14 Fairview Drive, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6PH
email kate @ room3agency.com
+44 (0)845 5678 333
+44 (0)20 7183 1872
+44 (0)117 944 1477
MARTIN KISZKO and NICK PARK
martin.kiszko @ blueyonder.co.uk
O (+44) (0)117 9073439 M (+44) (0)7966 697458
Agent Lucy Fawcett
Sheil Land Associates Ltd
Literary, Theatre and Film Agents
52 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS
Tel 00 44 (0) 20 7405 9351
Fax 00 44 (0) 20 7831 2127
Publisher Martin Kiszko
Wild Idea Ltd. contact @ martinkiszko.com
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