Green Poems for a Blue Planet

by Martin Kiszko


ISBN: 9781782341185
  • Word Count9,376
  • Page Count65
  • Illustrations52 colour illustrations

Green Poems for a Blue Planet is the first major collection of family oriented green poetry – a collection of poems penned by ‘The UK’s Green Poet’ Martin Kiszko and illustrated by four-time Oscar winning Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park.
Witty, whimsical, and thought-provoking, here are 56 poems which highlight the threat humankind poses to the future of the planet. The book explores what it means to be green (Or not!). From ‘green queens’ to lost whales and from football to ‘poo power’, Martin says “I hope this show will provoke a thought, raise a smile, start a conversation, spark an idea, spur us into action, or simply turn on a few ‘green lights’.”

About the Author

Martin Kiszko is a composer, poet and screenwriter. He has composed over 200 scores for film and television including 160 for the BBC Natural History Unit and has released eight albums with major European orchestras. His screenplays include the children's fantasy Junkworld and his three part drama Scramble has recently been broadcast on BBC Radio. After readings in Los Angeles in 2009, the book was published and launched in the UK. Since then, Martin has performed on BBC's Blue Peter, BBC Radio 4, the 2011 International Green Awards Ceremony at London's Natural History Museum, 10:10 Environmental Awards Ceremony, Green Apple Awards Ceremony, London, backed by orchestra at Bristol’s Colston Hall; Camden Green Fair, London; Greentalk, Arnolfini, Bristol; Ilkley Literature Festival, Bristol Literature Festival, Bath Literature Festival, Earth Music Festival and Latitude Festival. A poem was also published in The BEANO. Nick Park is a four-times Academy Award winning director, animator and writer. He is best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit.