Poets and Landscape Workers is a project hosted by the Solway Centre for Environment and Culture at the University of Glasgow. The Solway Centre is located at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries.
Facilitated by Dr David Borthwick, the Poets and Landscape Workers Project involves collaboration between poets, and landscape workers whose activities involve land management and/or conservation work. Poets and landscape workers have been paired, and their collaboration – through trips into the field, and discussion – will be documented on blogs linked to this central site.
The poets are all actively publishing work which engages in a variety of ways with environmental issues, and which may be broadly termed ecopoetry. Each of the landscape workers is drawn from a different habitat – from coastal saltmarsh, river environments, and a woodland nature reserve – and either works or volunteers for an organisation based in Dumfries and Galloway.
Activities associated with the project, and blogs emerging from collaborations in person, will be published during the Spring and Summer of 2013.
The Poets and Landscape Workers Project gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Adam Smith Research Fund at the University of Glasgow.