Sonnets for the Sea

In 2012, Sonnets for the Sea won the Britwriters Poetry Award. These poems are at the heart of my poetry collection The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet.

The following year, two local photographers, Sam Jones and Sarah Darling, volunteered to work with pupils from the local High School, to create photographs inspired by the poems. The result was an exhibition, Metaphorical Distance, at our local arts centre, An Tobar (Tobermory, Isle of Mull).

One of the pupils created a slide show from some of the photographs, to accompany a recording of me reading the sonnets. It was a pleasure to work with the young photographers and they produced some great work. It was a lovely example of ekphrasis – where one art form is used to interpret and explain another.


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