The Climate Message: Ruth Lepson

Ruth Lepson – Poet
Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Ruth Lepson is poet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

In recent years she has been collaborating with musicians in Box Lunch and low road.

Her books of poetry are:

Another is forthcoming from Pressed Wafer. A CD with musical settings of some of the poems will be included.

She edited Poetry from Sojourner: A Feminist Anthology (Univ. of Illinois) and is now on the editorial board of the online poetry journal EOAGH.


If you’re a performer in any idiom, please consider joining the Climate Message Video Festival, an online initiative bringing together musicians from all over the world to increase awareness of climate change.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Turn on video recording on your cellphone or webcam.

2. Play or sing 20-30 seconds of music – anything you like.

3. Speak to the camera, in any language you like. Say your name, your location, and some sentence like, “Climate change is a danger to us all — time to take action.”

4. Play or sing another 20-30 seconds of music.

5. Turn off video.

6. Email file to

7. There is no 7. You’re done.

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