“Outfalls” in Neverends (2017) The Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby Heritage Centre
A new exhibition of collaborative work with Judith Tucker, "Outfalls" has just opened at the Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby. This work is based on The Louth Canal and is part of a larger exhibition called Neverends with work by David Power, Linda Ingham, David Ainley and pieces from the Arts Council collection by Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long, Martin Parr, Jane Harris, Brian Alterio, Birgit Skiold and Hamish Fulton.
This exhibition offers an opportunity to see renowned landscape artists on loan from the Arts Council Collection alongside work by artists deeply engaged with the landscapes of North and Northeast Lincolnshire. Never Ends is a consideration of the ways in which personal, industrial and recreational memories linger in place. In their series, Far & Near Linda Ingham and David Power explore our Expressions of Continual Bonds to Absent Others from their studies of memorial benches. In Outfalls Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker present poems and drawings from their collaborative work on the Louth Navigation. They are interested in the relationship between the original River Ludd and the canal itself as its industrial past becomes absorbed into semi-wilderness, creating niches for local flora and fauna in its culverts, bridges and locks. David Ainley shows work from his series Quarrying, Landscape Issues and Veins. He is interested in how landscape has been shaped by overlooked labour. This work can be viewed in relation to pieces by Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long, Martin Parr, Jane Harris, Brian Alterio, Birgit Skiold and Hamish Fulton.
CROSS MULTI INTER TRANS: ASLE-UKI AND LAND2 CONFERENCE
6-8 September 2017
John Miller, Judith Tucker and I plus a small group of very dedicated postgrad students are running the Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK and Ireland) on 6-8 September this year. We are working with LAND2 and three local universities to put this on at Sheffield Hallam. The theme is CROSS MULTI INTER TRANS as it relates to work across all and any disciplines around place, landscape and environment. There will be much going on around this in the form of exhibitions at two venues for the whole month and the papers, performances and trips associated with the conference.
Keep an eye on https://asleukiland2017.com for further details.
Poetry and Experiment Course at Arvon Lumb Bank,
18-23 September 2017
A residential poetry course I am co-teaching with Scott Thurston, with guest Maggie O'Sullivan for the Arvon foundation at their Lumb Bank centre in Hebden Bridge this autumn:
Full Arvon catalogue 2017 http://www.arvon.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Arvon-Brochure-2017.pdf
Poetry Guest editor and 2,500 word Editorial for Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics Vol. 4 No. 1 (February 2017).
Editor, The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry, Shearsman Press 2011 (see appendix for reception of this anthology).
Editor, How2 special feature on Women and Ecopoetics (poetry and essays), How2 Vol 3: No 2 (http://www.asu.edu/pipercwcenter/how2journal//vol_3_no_2/index.html).
Editorial Board Member for Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics
Advisory board member, Green Letters: Studies in Ecocritism (Routledge).
Peer review Board Member, NEW WRITING: The International Journal of the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge).