Angry Planet

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Abstract

Charles Bennett’s environmental sequence of poems set as a large scale choral cantata by composer Bob Chilcott and featured in the BBC Proms 2012. The Angry Planet is the latest collaboration between award-winning poet Charles Bennett and composer/conductor Bob Chilcott. The poems capture poignant and powerful aspects of landscape to develop a mood of celebration and mourning. Through a vivid and haunting blend of dream-vision poetry, mischievous riddles and difficult questions, they explore our relationship with the natural world through evoking a journey through darkness towards dawn.

Key moments in the sequence give voice to endangered species, as well as celebrating the overlooked. The elegiac character of the poems, which include a requiem for the dead in the animal kingdom, is balanced with swagger in the dramatic monologues for weeds, and these opposing registers are themselves working against poems with a pithy, angry character. The whole sequence ends with the word ‘Perhaps.’
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHawthorn Press
Number of pages60
ISBN (Print)9781899604388, 1899604383
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2012

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Poem
Planet
Composer
Natural World
Haunting
Riddles
Choral
Kingdom
Mood
Poet
Dramatic Monologue
Weeds
Cantata
The Proms
Endangered Species
Darkness
Requiem
Conductor
Animals
Journey

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Bennett, C. (2012). Angry Planet. Hawthorn Press.
Bennett, Charles. / Angry Planet. Hawthorn Press, 2012. 60 p.
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Research output: Book/ReportBook

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