We are delighted to reveal the cover of Barbara Hickson’s forthcoming Maytree collection, A Kind of Silence.
The pamphlet, which will be available from the 01/10/21, features the wonderfully evocative painting, Silver Lines, Iona by Cumbrian based artist, Tracy Levine.
A Kind of Silence reflects on our intimate relationship with nature and place. Whether exploring the site of a Dark Age settlement, or encountering deer in a forest, these poems meditate on our need to belong. There are poems of empathy, loss and regret. There are poems of celebration which examine the seemingly ordinary in closely observed detail. Above all, these poems acknowledge the many kinds of silence and how we, as humans, respond.
About the Author
Barbara Hickson lives in Lancaster and has an MA (Distinction) in Poetry from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Her poems focus primarily on our relationship with nature and place and have appeared widely in magazines, anthologies and on-line journals. Her work has been placed and commended in several competitions including Magma Editors’ Choice and The Plough Prize. In 2019 she had twelve poems published in a shared collection entitled Rugged Rocks Running Rascals – poems for complicated times, published by DragonSpawn Press.
When she’s not reading, writing or attending poetry events, Barbara can usually be found in her garden, where she completely loses track of time. And if she’s not there, she’s probably out fell walking or cycling around the countryside with her husband.
About the Artist
Award winning artist Tracy Levine is a painter and printmaker who works from her purpose built studio with gallery space in the South Lakes area of Cumbria.
Her studio is located in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) of Arnside and Silverdale, with stunning views over the Kent Estuary to the hills of the Lake District, a perfect peaceful and inspirational place for an artist.
Tracy has a long list of successful solo exhibitions and has won several awards. Tracy is an elected member of the prestigious Lake Artists Society.