Friday, 16 May 2014

Lots of planets have a north

I wrote one of the contributions for the book Lots of planets have a North, which is edited by Claire Biddles and Emma Jackson and will be available to buy in the summer. It's a wide ranging compendium of photography, art, literature, poetry and non-fiction, all about the North of England. My piece, which I'll share more about later, is about the particular cultural ecology of the mysterious Humberhead Levels, a large and largely forgotten area of Yorkshire.

Lots of planets have a North poster. Designed by Kate Dunstone, who also designed and typeset the book.
The book will be launched later in the summer, but if you don't want to wait until then, you can pre-order (and get lots of other lovely goodies) via Kickstarter. There will also be an event this Saturday at the legendary Sparkle Horse in Glasgow where you can meet some of the contributors (not including me), enjoy some Northern English music, and take part in raffles, quizzes and competitions.

To find out more about the book, and get a sneak preview of some of the other submissions, you can visit the Lots of planets have a North website.