Caren Gilbert is using poetry as a front for the most audacious and unexpected of revolutions; by 2022 poetry will be legal tender, and every community, business and waiting room will be required to adopt a PoET (Person of Emergent Transformation). All non-compliant locations will be adopted by a PoET by September 2023, without notification or negotiation. PoETs will live in a network of ‘Sanctuaries for the Overwhelmed and Confused’ called Secret Lighthouses. Caren is prototyping adoption and sanctuary procedures in the historic village of Falkland, where Scotland’s first PoETry Bunker is under construction.
Caren is woven from many strands: PoemHunter turned WordSteward, Land Wanderer, Peacemaker, EdgeWalker, Meditative SeedSower, Coyote Mentor with Scotland’s first Coyote School, Director of Wonder with Scotland’s first outdoor nursery and Stealth IFF Associate.
Caren is also Scotland’s first Gift Economy Conference Poet and offers Creative Disruption for any occasion. She maintains a thin veil of normality here: www.twitter.com/InTheLighthouse