Analogue/Digital brings together poems first published in Faber’s Poetry Introduction 7, and other anthologies and magazines mainly from the 1990s, with recent poems relating to travels – particularly in Australia. In between, there has been a switch from analogue to digital technologies, and this informs the selection, in which themes of loss, survival and changing horizons are reflected in the radical shift. Old and new worlds speak to each other, with their various means of recording the world – past and present – vying for attention.
Paul Munden is Director of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) and the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award in 1990. He has worked extensively for the British Council using poetry to enliven debates on scientific and social themes, and edited Feeling the Pressure: Poetry and Science of Climate Change (British Council 2008).