From a poet and essayist whose writing about nature has won her comparisons with Gary Snyder and Terry Tempest Williams comes a new collection that offers further evidence of her ability to trace the intersections of the human and nonhuman worlds. The title poem is a lyrical excavation of the city of Prague, where layers of history, culture and nature have accumulated to form “a genius loci”—a guardian spirit.
Genius Loci is the First Edition of Poetry from David Williams author of 'Amsterdamned' by Chipmunka Publishing. It covers the impressions made upon the poet/playwright by Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Liverpool and War amongst other stimuli. David Williams is currently studying for an M.A in Playwriting at the University of Salford and is the Artistic Director of Red Button Theatre & Film Co-Operative.
Cranbrook is an estate that became a set of schools and cultural institutions. This work shows readers that Cranbrook is an assemblage of great architecture in which the whole is even more than the sum of the parts. It aims to capture not only the beauty and delight in the buildings and public art of Cranbrook but the meaning of the place itself.
One day she will bring down empires and decide the fate of the universe. One day she will be revered wherever people have had a little too much to drink. But all that is yet to come. Right now Bernice Summerfield is 21 years old and living hand to mouth and drink to drink. Offered a job beyond her qualifications she is lured out to the backwater planet of Jaiwan where nothing has ever happened. There she joins a team of archaeologists who have just discovered that Jaiwan may have been more interesting than people thought. This could be Benny's big break and her ticket to a proper career in archaeology. That's if archaeology doesn't kill her first.