Anna Selby is a poet and naturalist. Her poetry often explores our connection with water and the natural world. She works collaboratively with dancers and choreographers, writes poetic-studies of different species in the field, directly from life, often underwater, and aims for these poems to share a sense of compassion and attentiveness to the environment.
She is inspired and influenced by: writers Rachel Carson, Richard Jefferies, the Romantics and Transcendentalists; painters Emily Carr, Casper David Friedrich; the creative practices of plein air and impressionist artists; eastern European poetry, and in her reading returns often to poets such as Nikola Madzirov, Anna Swir, Katie Ford and Alice Oswald.
Photo (c) Katie Musgrave