Kelvin Smith

Kelvin Smith
Name: Kelvin Smith

A prose and poetry writer presenting imaginative perspectives on the climate crisis, and encouraging book people to change what they do and how they do it.


After a career in publishing and as a publishing educator, I now write and campaign to get more publishers to engage in the Climate Crisis. I believe that a sectoral approach to increasing awareness and engagement can lead to common action on climate issues.

To pursue these aims I am working with industry organisations, publishing media and university courses on publishing to encourage them to act now and make a decisive move to repurpose publishing for the new age of climate adaptation. I look forward to making contact with anyone involved in publishing who can help in this mission.

Kelvin is one of our members featuring their work as part of the ClimateCultures Quarantine Connection series. We shared his piece, Let’s not dwell on the dead hedgehog, on Day 25 of the 40-day series.

Kelvin’s ClimateCultures posts:

A Personal History of the Anthropocene – Three Objects #11

A Personal History of the Anthropocene – Three Objects #11

Writer Kelvin Smith's three objects -- electric lighting, symbolically living money, once-and-future reefs -- question what is fundamental to human presence on Earth, what's been taken from the land and what new creations might arise in future seas. Read More