Introduction

Zoë Brigley Thompson is the author of three books of poetry: Hand & Skull (2019), Conquest (2012), and The Secret (2007), all published by Bloodaxe. She also has a collection of nonfiction essays, Notes from a Swing State (Parthian 2019), and edited the academic volume Feminism, Literature, and Rape Narratives (with Sorcha Gunne).

Recommendations

Times Literary Supplement: "Death and life are inextricable and this book has a defiant mark of hope.”           Emily Trahair: "Brigley's sense of social justice is woven with delicacy and strength, in a voice that is neither daunted nor hectoring."

about this site

  Back in 2004, I started a blog called The Midnight Heart via Warwick Blogs, which the Times Higher Education Supplement listed as one to watch. This new site is a continuation of what I started there.

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Culture Declares Emergency

Today I signed up to the pledge at Culture Declares Emergency. It is an international organization bringing arts and culture organizations together as well as individual people working in the arts and culture industries: Mission: the cultural sector is a leading contributor in creating a regenerative future that sustains everyone, everywhere. Vision: to grow, support and [...]

Green Film Reviews: “Normal is Over 1.1”

Normal is Over 1.1 (directed and create by Renee Scheltema) is an award winning film packed with ideas about tackling ecological crisis. Most valuable are the different experts who speak about new approaches and inspiring ideas. This focus on individuals springs from Ian McCallum, director of the Wilderness Foundation, who suggests that human beings are [...]