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Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist and
founder of Poets for Global Justice. He has inspired minds and hearts
at hundreds of events in many countries, performing poetry and keynoting
on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion. He
has spoken and performed at numerous conferences–including Bioneers,
the Green Festival and The Dream Reborn–as well as colleges, poetry
venues, protests and places of worship. Dellinger has shared podiums and
stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West, Robert F.
Kennedy Jr., Danny Glover, Ani Difranco, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti,
Eve Ensler, Chuck D, Paul Hawken, Van Jones and many others.
Dellinger’s work has appeared on radio, in visionary films, books,
anthologies, and in magazines, from The New York Times magazine to YES!
magazine. His collection of poems, love letter to the milky way—now in
its third printing—has sold thousands of copies to enthusiastic readers
in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia. His poems
have been shared at gatherings and conferences; in classrooms and
prisons; in womens’ groups, mens’ groups, and spiritual communities.
Dellinger co-wrote the documentary film, “The Awakening Universe,” which
premiered at the United Nations in 2005. He was a key consultant for
the “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” Symposium, produced by
the Pachamama Alliance, which has grown to involve over 1000
facilitators and 15,000 participants worldwide. In 1997 Dellinger
received Common Boundary magazine’s national Green Dove Award.
From 2006-2007 Dellinger was Associate Professor and Director of the
Program in Social Ecology at John F. Kennedy University. He has taught
at colleges, graduate schools and learning centers, including Prescott
College, Naropa University-Oakland, Esalen Institute, and Sophia Center.
Dellinger has studied cosmology and ecological thought with Thomas
Berry since 1990 and is finishing his Ph.D. at the California Institute
of Integral Studies. He is currently writing his dissertation on Martin
Luther King Jr. and the connections between cosmology, ecology and
social justice. Dellinger lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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