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Date : 18/06/2024 | Time : 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

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Katrina Porteous’s most recent poetry is engaged with public science communication. Inspired by researchers at Northumberland University and NUSTEM, her poems explore two fields: first, methods used to investigate the hidden worlds under Antarctica’s ice, to measure changes in Earth’s climate; and, secondly, aspects of autonomous systems and A.I. Whether writing about science or about the particular landscapes and communities of her home on the North-East coast, Katrina’s poems are always rooted in precise observation, and address themes of evolution, extinction and survival which concern us all.

Katrina Porteous is a freelance poet and writer based on the Northumberland coast. She read History at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and studied Creative Writing at Berkeley and Harvard Universities on a Harkness Fellowship from 1982-4. She is best-known for her innovative radio-poetry, collaborations with musicians, and work in Northumbrian dialect: she is President of the Northumbrian Language Society. She has published four poetry collections with Bloodaxe, most recently Edge (poems for a planetarium), and Rhizodont (forthcoming), which brings together work from the North-East coast with larger scientific themes.


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