‘this netted house’: a bit of an experiment

My artist friend Emily Wilkinson told me about a derelict cottage she’d found on Lewis that was entirely covered in fishing nets.  She showed me a short film she’d taken of it.  The wind rose out of the film, and the house seemed hauled ashore.

I wrote a poem, and delightfully, marvellous Earthlines magazine has published my poem and Emily’s still.

netted house 3rd try mr


We also experimented, in a rather low-tech way, and managed to make a short film-poem.  Thank you very much to online magazine Island Review, who published it.  You can view it here on Emily Wilkinson’s website.

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