"Contourlines" is a unique anthology of new responses to landscape
by some of our leading contemporary poets. Landscape has been a
prime subject of poetry and the visual arts for millennia. The way
we see the world around us has been crucially shaped by the way it
has been represented in words and images. For this remarkable new
book poets and visual artists have been invited to reflect on
landscape in all its forms: from the hills of New South Wales to
the forests of the Hudson Valley, from Chilean mountainscapes to
the English urban fringe. The result is a collection which brings
together an extraordinary variety of contemporary voices, and
provides a rare opportunity to explore the natural and built
environment through the words and perspectives of some of the most
distinctive writers working in English today. Striking visual
images have been chosen to offer new angles on the poems and the
landscapes with which they engage. Commissioned by Magdalene
College, Cambridge, as part of the College's year-long Festival of
Landscape, and to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the
University, the book reflects those traits of innovation and
tradition, reflection and intellectual engagement, humanity and
enthusiasm, of which the College is proud. In a time of climate
change and environmental degradation, "Contourlines" is a
celebration of a resource at once precious and precarious, and of
the rich interdependence of the land and the histories of the
people who inhabit it. It will be an inspiring companion for all
lovers of landscape and its poetry. "Contourlines" includes poems
by Gillian Allnutt, Richard Berengarten, Clare Crossman, Tony
Curtis, Maura Dooley, Nick Drake, Ian Duhig, Jane Duran, Elaine
Feinstein, Matthew Francis, John Greening, Philip Gross, Judith
Kazantzis, Joanne Limburg, Michael Longley, Rod Mengham, John Mole,
Les Murray, Gregory Norminton, Ruth Padel, Ian Patterson, Pascale
Petit, Jane Routh, Fiona Sampson, Neil Wenborn, Susan Wicks, Clive
Wilmer and Tamar Yoseloff.
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