Lesley Harrison

Lesley Harrison lives and works on the Angus coastline, her stepping stone for journeys to the North Isles and beyond, to Iceland, Svalbard and Greenland. Through poems and collaborations, she explores and inhabits these northern landscapes, which come alive through an intimacy of language and an inherent, uneasy sense of place grown out of weather, history, local myth and custom, and childhood fairy tales. Dogs on the shale, eels in the current, a ship strains as it’s pulled by a compass needle, a whaler unwinding the skin—Harrison’s poems voyage forth with visible breath, ‘as snow falls as light is in paper’.


Photo: Nina Subin