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Lesley Harrison lives and works on the North East coast. She is a qualified teacher and has been leading creative writing workshops for children and adults since 2013. In her workshops she encourages children and adults to think about the overlap between ourselves and our surroundings, and how we create our landscape around ourselves - physically, emotionally, linguistically, and imaginatively. Particularly with children, she looks to encourage experimentation with words and expression in creative responses to a wide variety of context and stimuli.
In her own writing she explores the northern coastline as the edge of our structured, embodied space - the point at which we are forced to confront and renegotiate the unstable edges of our lived world. Lesley's most recent poetry pamphlet is Blue Pearl (New Directions, 2017). Her next collection Disappearance will be published by Shearsman in 2020.