Field Fairing at ONCA

ONCA online series on diverse perspectives in eco-poetry

First event

20 May 2021

kin’d & kin’d: field fairing, with Merrie Joy Williams who is currently writing about the Wellesbourne underground river in Brighton.

Second event

17 June 2021 6.30pm

Thinking with trees

kin’d & kin’d will present poet and academic, Jason Allen-Paisant

In his debut collection, Thinking with Trees, published in June, Allen-Paisant has followed what he describes as ‘a Caribbean tradition of weaponising language through irony, and does so as a means of challenging social, racial and spatial boundaries.’ Discover more about these concerns and hear Dr. Allen-Paisant read from his eagerly-awaited collection.

Third Event

5 October 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm

kin’d & kin’d: field fairing – A workshop

‘I mean river as a verb. A happening. It is moving with me right now.’ – Natalie Diaz in ‘The First Water is the Body’

The third happening in field fairing, the eco-poetry series with kin’d and kin’d, a participatory online workshop. It takes the elements as a starting point and look at four poems concerned with earth, water, air and fire, from poets from diverse communities across the world, whilst exploring the notion of indigeneity in relation to the elemental.



ONCA is a Brighton based arts charity that bridges social and environmental justice issues with creativity.