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Where the Air is Rarefied

Authors: Susan Richardson

Published by Cinnamon Press

ISBN: 9781907090325

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Where the Air is Rarefied explores environmental and mythological themes relating to the Far North, with the poetry provided by Susan Richardson, the illustration by Pat Gregory. A collection of their poetry and prints has already toured galleries in Wales and beyond.

"This poetry demands to be read alongside the visual images involved in its creation, not because it could not communicate alone, but because of that interplay it invokes and exploits between the two. The collection pushes Susan Richardson’s work well beyond her previous comfort zones, marking her emergence into a new breadth and vividness of voice."
Philip Gross

Susan Richardson is a poet, performer and educator based in Cardiff. Her collection of poetry, Creatures of the Intertidal Zone (Cinnamon Press, 2007), was inspired by her journey through Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland in the footsteps of an intrepid female Viking from the 11th century. She has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, including Acumen and Poetry Wales, and is one of the poets-in-residence on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. She was commissioned to write and perform poetry for BBC2’s coverage of the 2009 Chelsea Flower Show. She regularly performs her work at festivals and environmental events throughout the country.

Pat Gregory is a Cardiff-based printmaker and artist.
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