Saturday, 11 September 2010

The PhD is finally, and successfully, finished and so I am now meandering into the unknown scrublands of Doctorhood.
On Thursday of this week, I took up a post as poet-in-residence in Exeter University's Geography Department on the Falmouth Campus in Cornwall. Excitement abounds: the residency, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is for one academic year and already small poetic interventions have begun to appear in the corridors of academia.
To be in the position of being able to increase the visibility and audibility of poetry is fantastic - the world is richer, more diverse, often more difficult than we like to believe and an ambient and direct installation of poetry into our living and working environments reminds us of this.