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Ceasing Never

geopoetics, ecopoetics and the poetry of place

  • Some Foot-notes from StAnza

    Helen Boden (i) Descriptive Sketches, or A Stone Boulangerie Description: Juliana invited us, twenty StAnza attendees, to witness and accompany her ‘descriptive walk’.An invitation, too, to glisk: to glance, to glimpse, to look slowly – and look collectively.The route itself described a figure 6 from the front entrance of the Byre Theatre, sunwise back round…

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  • Poetics of Climate Change

    John Bolland Jumping the railsIt seems odd that web-searches consistently identify Albert Einstein as the most influential individual of the 20th century. Relativity, the photoelectric effect and mass-energy equivalence don’t feel like topics of direct relevance to the person in the fields or on the street. But there he is, ahead of Hitler, Mandela, Stalin…

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  • Unwilding

    After four collections of poems about landscapes, weather and plants, I suppose I have to think of myself as an eco-poet. I write about nature all the time, and I don’t intend to stop any time soon. I’m not entirely comfortable with it, however. Over the last few years, something has been building, apparently linked…

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