PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2014 featured: Stuart McLean & Jenny Schmid

Stuart McLean & Jenny Schmid

Stuart McLean & Jenny Schmid: SEA (poem) – av performance / reading @ Papay Gyro Nights 2014. Papa Westray. Orkney
“The poem “Sea” draws upon materials encountered in my ongoing research in Orkney, including historical sources (the death of earl Sigurd at the Battle of Clontarf as recounted in the Orkneyinga Saga, the death of Lord Kitchener in World War 1), collaged fragments of other texts (such as the poetry of George Mackay Brown ) and comparative material (the figure of Sedna in Inuit art and mythology, to whom I was introduced by Tom Muir ).”

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