Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner: Poet using the power of spoken word to articulate the threats of climate change

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a Marshallese climate change activist and poet, uses the power of spoken word to to defend her home from two of the biggest threats to the Marshall Islands – climate change and corporate power. The spoken word artist received international acclaim after performing at the United Nations Climate Summit in 2014. Her poem “Dear Matafele Peinem” was written to her then six-month-old daughter and articulated the … Continue reading Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner: Poet using the power of spoken word to articulate the threats of climate change