On Sunday 12th August I will be one of the speakers at the TEDxRhodesU event being held at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. The day’s theme is Africa Inspired and the title of my talk, taking issue with the famous words of W.H. Auden that “poetry makes nothing happen”, is ‘How to Make Nothing Happen’. I believe poetry can and does make things happen – and one of the ways it does so is illustrated by our publishing anthologies such as ‘For Rhino in a Shrinking World’. I hope you will agree with me because I believe we are part of something important here.