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August 14, 2012

by Anna Dickie

Homing by Anna Dickie
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A layering of photographic fragments of homing pigeons being released and pigeons cut out from ordnance survey maps, the idea of getting one’s bearings being a momentary thing that we do constantly at a subconscious level. These maps are of places I traveled to with my partner of thirty years.


Anna Dickie started writing poetry in her late forties and has been published widely. Her first pamphlet Heart Notes was published by Calder Wood Press, and last autumn Imprint, a collaboration with fellow poet Irene Brown, was published by jaggnath press. Her poem “Snow” has been anthologised in Not Only the Dark, a book in aid of Shelterbox, a charity providing worldwide disaster relief, and she recently took part in BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Workshop with the poet, writer and broadcaster Ruth Padel. She also performs with a poetry group called Poetrio.

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  1. August 15, 2012 at 2:54 am


  2. August 15, 2012 at 3:51 am

    These are beautiful, like corners of a stained glass window.

  3. August 15, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Thank you Dick. I was lucky to meet a man a the beach, who had driven from the west of Scotland to release 450 birds for a race. Amazing to watch them fly from the trailer as he cranked a handle and them see them climb and circle to take a bearing and head west over Edinburgh

  4. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Lovely combinations…the maps, the birds, the partnership. I love the layers.

  5. Irene Brown
    August 15, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Anna, you have combine lovely elements here – visually and emotionally.
    Tick VG, chum! x

  6. August 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm


    • August 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you Ursula. I’m just amazed at how technology allows you to mix things up these days. I feel lucky to be around to play with it

  7. Anonymous
    August 16, 2012 at 7:41 am

    This is just beautiful! A fine tribute to your inspiration.

    • August 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Thank you anon much appreciated

  8. August 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Beautiful, idea and execution.

    Good to see you around.

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