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Homing

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.

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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

    Beautiful.

  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

    Anna,
    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

    Wow!

    • 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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