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Jen Long
Jen Long

Jen Long is the creator of The Whale Guitar Project : Melville’s cautionary tale on an instrument of change! This custom handmade electric guitar is a Rhode Island treasure that arose from its wellspring of artists and musicians. Imagined by Jen, it was designed by William Schaff and built by Rachel Rosenkrantz, with hand-built electronics by Gwen Forrester. Its mission is to inspire action to protect ocean life from deadly fossil fuel extraction and spills, climate change, and plastic trash with every audience we reach and each guitarist who plays it! Who will play it next?

Environment: The Poetry of Tim DeChristopher’s Climate Disobedience

Since April is both Earth Month and National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fitting to write a piece on environmental activism and poetry. In the civil disobedience of Pawtucket resident Tim DeChristoper against the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, I have seen poetry and activism converge in a profound way. Together they illuminated the […]

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2017: A Recap of an Environmental Year in the New Reality of the Absurd

See related timeline Note I didn’t write “theater of the absurd” in the title of this piece because this year outstripped the metaphor. In 2017 the actor left the stage. He literally jumped through America’s reality TV screens and into the seat of our nation’s highest office. His antics now have powerful consequences that will affect us […]

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