Swims by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
Swims is an inventive debut collection from Elizabeth-Jane Burnett. Taking the form of a long poem split into chapters, Swims documents wild swims in lakes, rivers and seas across the UK, starting and ending in Burnett's home county, Devon. Interspersed with a sequence on the deteriorating health of her father, Swims cuts a path through Britain's waterways investigating the lasting human effect on nature and nature's unmistakable effect on us.
Published by Penned in the Margins, 12 September 2017