Solarium, a new short collection published by The Poetry Point Press

Solarium

by Mac Dunlop

published by The Poetry Point Press

During the autumn of 2016, Mac Dunlop was writer in residence for 6 weeks at Trelissick House, as part of the ‘A Place to Write” project. The aim of the overall project was to encourage visitors to find inspiration and their own creativity in the house, gardens and history of the place.

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A Monday poem – in response to ‘Mercies’ by Don Paterson

This past Saturday, the poem Mercies by Don Patterson appeared in the Guardian Newspaper, it is a well constructed sonnet about having a dog ‘put down, as they say.

‘She might have had months left of her dog-years,
but to be who? She’d grown light as a nest…’

The relationship between humans and other animals is an interesting one, we come together, create partnerships and affections as powerful sometimes as we do with our own species. More often than not we find ourselves at time confronting what Nietzche coined as “nature’s will to power’. Meaning that life itself not only seeks to survive but also to dominate…

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