Moving to Climate Change Hours
80 pages | ISBN 978-1-989496-12-1
Ross Belot's latest collection is a dark ode to the end of oil. From industrial accidents to frozen highways Belot charts the ends of a life that face a working man in stripped-down lyric poetry. These are poems that have seen it all and acknowledge the darkness that's coming while still finding beauty in the arched neck of a tundra swan. Belot has a filmmaker’s sense of atmosphere and an environmentalist's urgency and his stark lines take the reader deep into the heart of industrial man.
Ross Belot is a poet, photographer, documentary filmmaker, and an energy and climate change columnist. He previously worked for a major Canadian petroleum company for decades before retiring in 2014. Now he writes ecopoetics and opinion pieces about government climate change inaction. Ross was a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2016 and longlisted in 2018. In 2017, he completed an MFA at Saint Mary’s College of California. Born in Ottawa, Ross has made his home in the Golden Horseshoe since 1970.