Me and the Witness Tree, a photo-poem using digital print, ogham and mud, created after the inaugural walk in the Tolworth Treasure & The Hogmsill Hum project which Alison Fure and I led throughout 2018. Exhibited as part of the Writers’ Centre Kingston University Visual Poetry Show, Scribbling and Scrawling, at the Museum of Futures, Surbiton, February – March 2018. Photo by Madeleine Elliott.
A poem inspired by daily lockdown walks up and down the lane we were staying on, just outside Bunclody in Wexford in 2020. This was written for Poets for the Planet #BeginAfresh campaign.
Daddy Long Legs
This hybrid poem was part of an exhibition by Sutton High School students and shown at the Royal Marsden Hospital in February 2020. Titled Poetry Illustrated; a Teenagers View, the students had illustrated contemporary poems. It was a great honour to have my own poetry visually interpreted in this inspiring art show.
Cambridge Road Estate Trees
These are two of the poems I wrote specially for, and read as part of Alison Fure’s Soundwalk, in September 2019 and again remotely, via recordings, in 2020. Hundreds of the trees on the Cambridge Road Estate are under threat of being felled because of the estate’s immanent and controversial re-development. You can read an excellent post from Alison Whybrow about the original event here.