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Participants: Jen Hadfield

Jen Hadfield(Photo: Caroline Forbes)

Jen Hadfield lives in Shetland, whose landscape and language persistently influence her poetry and visual art.  Her work often pivots on the idea of the secular-sacred, relating to landscape.  Liturgical rhythms underpin many of her poems about place, home, ecology, space – an idiomatic mythology of the here-and-now.  Her first collection, Almanacs, was published in 2005. Her second, Nigh-No-Place, written in Canada and Shetland, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in 2007 and won the T. S. Eliot Prize for poetry in 2008.
Her blog can be found at
She can also be found on The Poetry Archive
and at The Scottish Poetry Library

StAnza 2010 Events:

Sun 21 March | Round Table
Reading: Jen Hadfield
St Mary's Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street

Sun 21 March | The Director’s Cut
Reading: Jen Hadfield, Mario Petrucci
The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

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