As anyone who follows EIF will most likely be aware, it has been a busy year full of wonderful publications, to which I have dedicated a great deal of time, energy and enthusiasm. Anyone who has followed this blog for a long time, however, will know how much I enjoy writing poetry myself. Somehow, I still found time to compose some of my own poetry, in amongst all the publications and publicity. I have compiled these poems into a short pamphlet, which will be released on 12/12/23.
Lines I walked, and rhymes I wrote…
All of the poems contained within this collection were partially (if not entirely) composed walking and cycling around Cumbria, Northumberland and Southwest Scotland. They are paeans to the landscape I love, hymns to my motherland, and songs from the heart. As you might expect, nature plays a huge part in these poems, but there are also lilting love songs, Border ballads and the occasional strand of social commentary.
The poems are mostly lyrical in content, and fairly formal in structure, though there are more modern forms, such as cadralore, and the occasional free(er) verse. They are simply the type of poems I love to write: walking out lines lends itself to formal poetry, and I find this kind of poetry very freeing. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I have enjoyed composing and compiling them!
About the Author
Ingrid Wilson walks as she writes, and writes as she walks: sometimes rambling, often too fast, but always with purpose. She inhabits the Northlands and roams the borders looking for ley lines and keywords. She also publishes books. Her most recent personal publication credits include Free Verse Revolution (Issue X), Gleam’s Journal of the Cadralor (Issue 5), and her poetic collaboration with Nick Reeves, Archery in the UK (EIF, 2023).