Earthworks explores the connection between human relationships and British landscapes, and how these are influenced by a greater backdrop of history and politics. In particular, the poems draw upon locations and heritage from across the West Country, including West Kennett long barrow in Wiltshire, Offa’s Dyke in Gloucestershire, and the industrial heritage of the Forest of Dean.
“In ‘Earthworks’ Stewart Carswell constructs an intriguing, wild space crowded with stories and voices, where time loops back on itself and paths vanish enticingly into undergrowth. These poems are deeply rooted in a sense of place, revealing unexpected vantage points and new expanses in seemingly familiar scenes; they share the insight gained from a genuine love for and understanding of these landscapes.”
Published 15th October 2021 from Indigo Dreams Publishing, shipping after publication.