Literary Hub

WATCH: Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris, and Nicola Davies in Conversation

Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris, and Nicola Davies in Conversation

The Hay Festival, now in its 21st year, brings writers and readers together in a free digital space of thoughtful conversation, storytelling, comedy, and family fun. This year, the Festival has been streamed live with a star-studded line-up of speakers and performers, and is currently available for public viewing.

Below, poet Robert Macfarlane joins artist and writer Jackie Morris in conversation about their collaboration The Lost Spells, a poetry collection that has been written to be read aloud. The Lost Spells summons back what is often lost from sight and care, and inspires protection and action on behalf of the natural world. And above all, it celebrates a sense of wonder, bearing witness to nature’s power to amaze, console and bring joy.

*
From the video:

Robert Macfarlane: There are two names on this book but there are dozens, really, that should be here. It’s a collaboration between between and Jackie but also  between so many readers, so many children, so many grownups, our designer, our editors. Like any book, it’s a misnomer to think of it as by any one or two people. But it is collaborative. I would typically send the spell or a whisper of a spell that Jackie beforehand would often serve me up with a shopping list. She always asked very nicely, and she has this very clever way of seeing things in my ideas and she’ll write her own sentences around the idea and they’re often the seed crystals that precipitate the first words or the first images in my mind. So her words beget my words and then I often my words head over to Jackie in an email or a WhatsApp.

For access to the Festival’s full archive, please visit hayfestival.org/hayplayer, and support their work at hayfestival.org/support-us.

The post WATCH: Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris, and Nicola Davies in Conversation first appeared on Literary Hub.

Intereses relacionados

Más de Literary Hub

Literary Hub9 min. leídos
On Bourbon, Books, and Writing Your Way Out of Small-Town America
For years I drove back and forth between Mississippi and Kentucky to spend time with the bourbon guru Julian Van Winkle III, sometimes for a day or two, sometimes just for a dinner. We talked about our families and about my business and his business
Literary Hub2 min. leídos
Edith Vonnegut On The Love Letters Of Kurt And Jane Vonnegut
On July 2, 1945, on the way from France back to Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Kurt stopped in Washington, D.C., to see Jane and convince her to break it off with her other suitors. They continued on to Indianapolis together, as Jane wanted to see her moth
Literary Hub10 min. leídos
The Challenges of Translating Jean Daive’s Memoir on Paul Celan
Midway through the decade when New Young German Poets first circulates across the Americas—as the world itself convulses in what becomes known as “the ’60s”—Celan, home in Paris, meets the young, unpublished French poet and translator of German-langu