LUCK’S WEIGHT, an exhibition of my poetry and the beautiful photographs of Andrew Fusek Peters, will open in January 2015. Its very first outing will be at the beautiful Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms.
The poems are from from my residency earlier this year at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. I wrote about the working horses, the ancient breed of Silver Dorking hens, the blue flax field, the tack room hung with horse collars, the cow shed, the mason bees that live in the old brick walls, the great richness of the farm’s field names and lost green lanes. Andrew Fusek Peters asked me if he could come and take photographs early one morning, and as a direct result, I wrote Goose Eye, and he came back again to take more photographs. Andrew is a hugely talented photographer already making a name for himself (as well as being a prolifically published poet and writer), and it’s been a real joy to work with him.
We’ll be hosting a Launch for ‘Luck’s Weight’ on Saturday 10 January 2015 from 12 noon to 1.30pm – there will be a short talk and a reading, a chance to chat with us and share a glass of wine or a soft drink, and time to look at the photographs and poems. The photographs will be for sale, and we’re just putting together a pamphlet which will be available to accompany the exhibition. Do come along.