Episode 18

Published on:

22nd Jun 2023

Poet's Corner - Emma Must

This week, Babita and Katy meet poet and former climate activist Emma Must. Emma was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her efforts towards land protection, which included a period of detention in Holloway Prison as one of the ‘Twyford Seven’. She explains her decision to stop front-line campaigning and why she has turned to the power of the written word in the battle against the climate crisis.

In the episode, Emma reads from her first full length poetry collection, "The Ballad of Yellow Wednesday".


To see some photos of the Twyford Down protests, click here:


To read Emma's story click here: https://cusp.ac.uk/themes/s1/kg-imprisoning-a-poet/

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About the Podcast

Mum, Will the Planet Die Before I Do?
How to parent in a climate emergency
Journalists Katy Glassborow and Babita Sharma met 25 years ago and remain firm friends, sharing each others highs and lows. They spent their careers investigating news stories, including climate change, but when they both became mums the climate headlines left them in a state of fear. How do you parent in a climate emergency? Katy and Babita decided to consult some of the world’s leading climate thinkers on how to rip up 'parenting' and piece it back together to fit our planetary reality. In each episode you'll hear stark truths, honest conversation and advice to help others navigate this crazy time. Join us for more chat #MumWillThePlanetDie. Subscribe to get your weekly dose of climate parenting each Thursday.