Drew Dellinger, Ph.D.,
is an internationally known speaker, poet, writer, and teacher whose
keynotes and poetry performances—which address ecology, justice,
cosmology, and interconnectedness—have inspired minds and hearts around
Dellinger has presented at over 1400
events across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia—including Bioneers, the
Green Festival, the Dream Reborn, TEDWomen, and the Parliament of the
World’s Religions—as well as colleges and universities, poetry venues,
protests, and places of worship. He has shared podiums and stages with
luminaries such as Alice Walker, Winona LaDuke, Cornel West, Dolores
Huerta, Thomas Berry, Danny Glover, Julia Butterfly Hill, Brian Swimme,
Paul Hawken, Chuck D, Joanna Macy, and many others.
Dellinger’s research, writing, and
speaking on Martin Luther King Jr. and interrelatedness has been
influential in recovering and highlighting ecological and cosmological
dimensions of Dr. King’s philosophy.
Dellinger’s award-winning book of poems, love letter to the milky way, was selected by ForeWord Reviews magazine as a 2011 Book of the Year Award Finalist. Now in its sixth printing, love letter has
devoted readers in dozens of countries on six continents. Dellinger’s
work has appeared in films, books, anthologies, and publications such as
The New York Times, Huffington Post, Mother Jones, YES!, Tikkun, Kosmos, and
others. His work has been cited and quoted in venues ranging from
prison workshops to climate change hearings before the US Congress.
As a consultant, Dellinger was a core developer and designer of the Pachamama Alliance’s Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium, now used in 80 countries, in 18 languages.
Dellinger holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and
Religion from CIIS, and has lectured at numerous colleges and
universities and has taught at Prescott College, Schumacher College,
Naropa University–Oakland, the Sophia Center, Esalen Institute, CIIS,
and John F. Kennedy University, where he was Associate Professor and
Director of the Program in Social Ecology.
Dellinger has been called “a national
treasure,” by Joanna Macy, “a deep and courageous poet,” by Alice Walker
and “one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic voices of his
generation,” by Cornel West.