Nostalgia Forest

One of our Landscape Surgeons, Amy Cutler (Ph.D. candidate), has published a small poetry book drawn from her research into the historical geography of forests, out today from Oystercatcher Press.

Write off the map


I am very excited to say my first publication is now available from Oystercatcher Press here.

Amy Cutler      Nostalgia Forest

ISBN: 978-1-905885-59-6    40pp   (£6 inc UK postage – postage elsewhere at cost)

‘Nostalgia Forest’ uses only text drawn from Paul Ricoeur’s Memory, History, Forgetting (2000). The diagrams are all sourced from dendrochronology (tree-ring reading) manuals. Cat-face scars, impact scars, and red-rot infection appear in the catalogue of figures for individual and collective remembrance, alongside a writing-through of Ricoeur’s text on the philosophical misfortunes of memory.

Amy Cutler edits the online series Land Diagrams, and has published poetry with Intercapillary Space, Renscombe Press, Lex-ICON, and The Bee Bole. She is currently completing a PhD in geography called ‘Language disembarked: the coast and the forest in modern British poetry’.

Amy Cutler’s works here are brain scans of arboreal memory, cones of time lapse poetry, fresh, useful, arresting paradoxes delivered direct to…

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