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Flights

At the church of St Polycarp, on Wisewood Lane, the LEDs have failed in the arms of the wall-mounted cross, leaving a single white vertical beam. There are streetlights and house lights and garden lights the length of Loxley Road. … Continue reading

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Blind Spot

2012, early October, late Friday. A lengthy, uneventful train journey to Swindon, back to the old town, home for the weekend. A short walk from the station, a few drinks with old friends. We leave the pub, I am invited … Continue reading

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SE 691 123

Above and below this open field, new circuits, turbines and pipelines. A clean wind, slowing inshore,  to patents and enclosures. A selection of Nikki Clayton’s images of the Thorne Moors poetry walk that took place on 31 August 2019 (as … Continue reading

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Thorne Moors

Only in stopping can I see the blades turning above the strip farms. I blink out the frequency, one eye shuttered and released. On Saturday 31 August, I’ll be leading a walk along the Stainforth and Keadby canal to the … Continue reading

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Terminal

The optics are old, this map is a memory, the path out of print. A river and its relics, in riddance, in remembrance. Half an inch from the south shore, a line is cast from nowhere, black dots, black dashes, … Continue reading

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Sheet 112

To each a new east, a figment in the distance, layer by layer, the land remediated, the way unaccompanied. In a half-mile gap between North Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire, there is a leftover Lincolnshire, a corner where three lines converge: … Continue reading

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White Thorns

White thorns, spinning sky, each horizontal axis sings the trinity. One zenith, then another, the crowns abide in the air. Between the towns of Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Goole, less than 10 metres above sea level, 100 square miles of sparsely … Continue reading

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Red Flag

Depletion, decline or drift: we cannot retreat, halt or hold the line. East Wind is now available in a new edition from Gordian Projects. This second edition of 40 unnumbered copies is published as a single 36-page hand-stitched, hand-stamped pamphlet, and … Continue reading

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Eight Winds

East of the old port: our fortified terminals, diminished resorts. East Wind is a set of three hand-stitched and hand-stamped pamphlets containing a sequence of lyric essays and haiku that narrate a continuous 24 hour walk from Hull to Withernsea and … Continue reading

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The Wind Rose

A mile of coast, leasehold and freehold, blocked out in the west, clean lines along the flat sheet. To the south, The Willows; to the north, Withernsea Sands. The park is not a public park, it is a retirement camp, … Continue reading

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