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The Hill

Angela’s research piece, The Hill, is a poetic psychogeography of Leckhampton Hill, which she has walked for 50 years, blending her own experience with its layered history.

Angela has developed the book into a multimedia show, using photographs, film and a voice actor framed by her own reading of the poems.

Arts Council England has also funded a 10 date tour of The Hill multimedia show, launched at Ledbury Poetry Festival in July 2017, and she did a further 10 dates at poetry venues around the country.

One of the historical characters from The Hill, William Sparrow, has also found his way into Angela’s latest collection Terminarchy. He is no longer Sparrow the man, nor is he sparrow the bird, but has evolved into an eco-conscience who comments on climate change and plastic pollution in a number of poems through the book.

Angela has an MA and a PhD from the University of Gloucestershire; she has had poems published in many of the leading journals and has been anthologised a number of times. Her publications include Occupation, Lessons in Mallemaroking, Hide and The Hill.

Dr Angela FranceAcademic Course Leader: Creative and Critical Writing
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This research forms part of the Being Human: Past, Present and Future research priority area and Culture, Continuity & Transformation.