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Chris Powici's poems range from the shed door to the back of beyond, from a rain swept railway station to a graveyard on Skye. Along the way he writes about otters, cave paintings, moorland rivers, bird cries and abandoned boats, in search of those moments when the human and the wild rub up against one another and we find ourselves suddenly, mysteriously at home on this good, wet earth.
His poems have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies including Gutter, BBC Wildlife, New Writing Scotland and Scotia Extremis. His latest collection is This Weight of Light, published by Red Squirrel Press. Chris edited Northwords Now from 2010 until 2017.
He has given readings of his work at book festivals, writing groups, schools, colleges and universities. He lives in Perthshire and teaches creative writing for the University of Stirling and The Open University, as well as in the community.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Outdoor learning; Vulnerable young people (under 18)
Topics of work
Animals; Coasts, seas & oceans; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Nature; Rural communities; Science