Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

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Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner is a poet of Marshallese ancestry. She received international acclaim through her performance at the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York in 2014. Her writing and performances have been featured by CNN, Democracy Now, Huffington Post, National Geographic, Nobel Women’s Initiative, and more. In February 2017, the University of Arizona Press published her first collection of poetry, Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter.

Kathy also co-founded the non-profit Jo-Jikum, dedicated to empowering Marshallese youth to seek solutions to climate change and other environmental impacts threatening their home island. She has been selected as one of 13 Climate Warriors by Vogue in 2015 and the Impact Hero of the Year by Earth Company in 2016. She received her Master’s in Pacific Island Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.


AFTER COP23 – A SEVUSEVU IN GERMAN RAIN

It’s been over two weeks since I left COP23, and I’m only now beginning to unravel what… 29 June 2014, 9:55


BEFORE COP23: ON #HAVEYOURSEI, LOSS, AND ATTENDING AS A POET

My work for COP23 began this past year in Fiji, where I attended my first retreat for 350… 29 June 2014, 9:55


CLIMATE CHANGE ARTS CAMP PART 3

“We are now that danger they should fear/our voices being heard/words that are inspiring /with… 29 June 2014, 9:55


CLIMATE CHANGE ARTS CAMP PART 2

“We are now that danger they should fear/our voices being heard/words that are inspiring /with… 29 June 2014, 9:55


SAIPAN REFLECTION

This week I wrapped up a Storytelling Workshop in Saipan alongside my friend, photographer Daniel… 29 June 2014, 9:55


 

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