Lines Left explores site-specific writing in caves, Claude glass and the dark. The project is being led by Holly Corfield Carr who is the Clarissa Luard Poet-in-Residence at the Wordsworth Trust from January to February 2017.
Holly will be visiting schools across Cumbria to deliver a range of workshops that teach young writers how to set up their own portable cave, how to take a Romantic selfie and how to make a mountain out of a poem.
During her residency, Holly will be writing her way into the dark by making new work on site and on foot, trying to pick up the loose ends of those ‘Lines’ William Wordsworth is supposed to have
‘[…] Left upon a Seat in a Yew-Tree,
which Stands Near the Lake of Esthwaite,
on a Desolate Part of the Shore,
Commanding a Beautiful Prospect’
‘Written with a Slate Pencil Upon a Stone,
the Largest of a Heap Lying near a Deserted Quarry,
Upon One of the Islands at Rydal’
At the same time, Holly will be reading her way into the archives and collections at the Jerwood Centre, continuing her PhD research on site-specific writing practices.