Anna Selby is a poet and naturalist and writes mostly outdoors: in, on and under water (using waterproof notebooks). During this reading, she will share new poems written and composed whilst wild swimming, free diving and hiking: from 40 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean, to 12,000 feet high in the crater of a volcano that casts the longest shadow in the world.

Anna’s poetry often explores our connection with water and the natural world. She works collaboratively with dancers and choreographers, writes poetic-studies of different species in the field directly from life, and aims for these poems to share a sense of compassion and attentiveness to the environment.

This reading will also introduce poets from around the world who write with empathy and compassion, speaking up for the environment at a time when it’s needed more than ever.

This event includes a drinks reception. Booking essential.

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Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

015394 35544


Opening times

Opening spring 2020. 7 April 2020 to 31 October 2020, 10:00 -17:30 (seven days per week) 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021, 11:00 -16:30 (open Wednesday to Sunday) Christmas and New Year see website for details. Last admission will be one hour before closing.

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