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Marshall Island poet in the spotlight at Climate Change Summit

Marshall Island poet in the spotlight at Climate Change Summit

Updated 22 September 2014, 9:37 AEST

A Marshall Islands poet has been selected to open the UN Climate Summit in New York.

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner has written on the effects of cliamte change on small island nations, and will share her sharp, unique brand of poetry with world leaders this week.

Editor of the Marshall Islands Journal Giff Johnson says it's a great opportunity for Marshall Islanders to be heard on the world stage.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Giff Johnson, editor, Marshall Islands Journal

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