Fiona Sampson and Alison Grant
To celebrate the last days of their exhibition Stone Moon at the Scottish
Poetry Library, join poet Fiona Sampson and artist Alison Grant for an
in-person discussion, poetry reading and viewing.
The Stone Moon works were inspired by poems from Sampson’s most recent collection Come Down (Corsair 2020). They are not mere illustrations, however, but what Grant calls “portraits of the poems”. While they remain true to the mood and imagery of the poems, they also contain the rhythm and intonation of the poet’s voice, traces of weather and the changing seasons and samples of soil and mud, spring water and vegetation gathered by Sampson herself from landscapes significant to her during the composition of Come Down. In the exhibition Grant explores the nature of poetry itself, the ways of being of poetry and the tension between text and voice, between stuff and breath, between the noumenal and the phenomenal.
- 19 January 2022
- 60 minutes
- Scottish Poetry Library
- The Mezzanine