By: Elizabeth-Jane Burnett (author)Paperback

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Elizabeth-Jane Burnett's Swims documents wild swimming in lakes, rivers and seas across the UK, starting and ending in Burnett's home county, Devon. An evocative long poem split into chapters, Swims is interspersed with a sequence about the poet's father. This mesmerising, lyrical debut cuts a path through Britain's waterways, investigating the human impact on the natural world as well as nature's unmistakable effect on us.

About Author

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett is a poet and academic with a focus on innovative poetics. She holds a BA in English from Oxford, an MA and PhD in Contemporary Poetics from Royal Holloway, University of London, and studied performance at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York and Naropa. Creative publications include oh-zones, Her Body: The City, Exotic Birds and M (a poemfilm on John Clare with artist Brian Shields). She curates ecopoetics exhibitions and is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Newman University in Birmingham.


I The Teign, Devon II The Barle, Somerset III The Ouse, Surrey IV The Ouse, Surrey V Grasmere, Cumbria VI Hampstead Heath, London VII Kings Cross Pond, London Poems for my Father VIII Llyn Gwynant, SnowdoniaI X Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia X The English Channel, Brighton XI Portmeor, Cornwall XII The Dart, Devon

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781908058492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 64
  • ID: 9781908058492
  • ISBN10: 1908058498

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