Since January 2013 I have worked with Bank Street Arts as a poet-in- residence.
The residency intends to investigate the relationship between locations and their maps, and the different aspects that come together to assemble an idea of ‘place’; memories, stories, history, personal myths.This residency will investigate location as something other than an absolute, exploring its many possible ambiguities and interpretations.
I am also interested in the way in which new and emerging technologies are used in mapping, for example interactive tools such as Google Maps / Open Street Map, and GPS devices and I plan to use some of these technologies as part of the residency as both subjects and vehicles for poetry.
Poetry is the main method of investigation but I have also collaborated with other residents working in different fields.
The first part of my residency used the A-Z map of Sheffield to explore the city in new ways. The results have been documented on a blog here.