Green Festival Speakers
Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is a speaker, poet, writer, and teacher who performs poetry and presents on justice, ecology, cosmology, and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. He has shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West, Thomas Berry, Eckhart Tolle, Danny Glover, Jim Carrey, Julia Butterfly Hill, Brian Swimme, Paul Hawken, Ani Difranco, Chuck D, Eve Ensler, and many others. Dellinger's award-winning book of poems, love letter to the milky way—is now in its fourth printing. His work has appeared in The New York Times magazine, YES!, Tikkun, Kosmos, and others. Dellinger's poems have been cited and quoted in venues ranging from prison workshops to climate change hearings before the U.S. Congress. In 2010 he received a Writer's Digest Book Award.
Dellinger has taught at Prescott College, Naropa University--Oakland, Esalen Institute, Sophia Center, and John F. Kennedy University, where he was Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Social Ecology. He studied cosmology and ecological thought with Thomas Berry for twenty years, and is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation on the last years of Martin Luther King Jr. Dellinger has been called "a national treasure," by Joanna Macy, "a deep and courageous poet," by Alice Walker and "one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic poets of his generation," by Cornel West.