Witty, whimsical, thought-provoking and challenging, here’s the first major collection of green poetry - 56 poems for greenies, non-greenies and in-betweenies about how we can help planet Earth.
Brilliantly illustrated by four time Oscar winner Nick Park and written to be performed aloud, GREEN POEMS FOR A BLUE PLANET has been a hit with both children and adults in the UK and abroad. Poetry performances with projected illustrations and green poetry workshops for schools and special events are also available.
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'.
MARTIN KISZKO is a poet, composer and screenwriter. 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.
NICK PARK is a four-times Academy Award winning director, animator and writer. He is best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit.
Martin worked with The World Land Trust (WLT) and was delighted to join 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, a visionary publisher 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.'
He has been invited back to perform this Autumn.
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The poem ENERGY LAUGH was published in the THE BEANO - one of the world's longest running children's comics!
Martin was interviewed and performed on BBC’s BLUE PETER. The book was 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, Ledbury Poetry 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.
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. The new term will start with visits to Redland Green School, Bristol and Bishops Hull Primary School, Taunton.
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
The premiere of Martin's thirty five verse new poem!
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
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Agent Lucy Fawcett
Sheil Land Associates Ltd
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Wild Idea Ltd. contact @ martinkiszko.com
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