Blog archive for March, 2016



“Why was there this fence, a symbol of territory and separation, in this unlikely place?” – Tim Cresswell on Svalbard and poetry

I never expected to write poems based on my visit to Svalbard in 2011. I was lucky enough to be invited on board the boat, the Noorderlicht, along with the artist Alex Hartley and a motley crew of writers, thinkers and creators as part of his nowhereisland project. He had been funded by the Arts [...]



Claire Trévien maps the edges where landscape, memory and digital interweave

Machrie Moor Standing Stones, Photo by Visit Scotland

Astéronyme, n. (French). A sequence of asterisks used to hide a name of password. With her debut collection longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and a national theatre tour under her belt before the age of 30, Claire Trévien is undoubtedly one of the rising stars of British poetry. Playful, beautifully curious and linguistically [...]