Devi Lockwood is a poet / touring cyclist / storyteller currently traveling the world (mostly by bicycle and sometimes by boat) to collect 1,001 stories from people she meets about water & climate change. Devi’s journey began with the September 21, 2014 People’s Climate March in NYC. To date she has collected over 500 stories in the USA, Fiji, Tuvalu, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. When people are comfortable with it, she makes an audio recording of their story. Devi is working to create a map on a website where you can click on a point and listen to a story about water or climate change that someone has told her from that place. Her poetry has been published in Storyscape, BOAAT, Gulf Coast, The Museum of Americana, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has been published or is forthcoming in The Guardian, the New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Alpinist, Forest & Bird Magazine, and elsewhere. In May 2014, Devi graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Harvard University where she studied Folklore & Mythology, earned a Language Citation in Arabic, and rowed for the Radcliffe Varsity Lightweight Women’s Rowing team. She loves places where rivers meet the sea, and experiencing landscapes on two wheels. You can keep up to date with Devi’s travels and writing at and

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