5 Ticket £18.00. Concession £16.00.
June 17, 2023 at 12:00pm. Duration: 60 minutes
Pier Arts Centre, 28-36 Victoria St, Stromness, KW16 3AA
Alycia Pirmohamed Poet
Alycia Pirmohamed is a Canadian-born poet living in Scotland. She has published two poetry pamphlets, Faces that Fled the Wind and Hinge, and has won multiple awards for her poetry, including the CBC Literary Prize for poetry in 2019 and the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award in 2020. In her 2022 collection, Another Way to Split Water, a woman’s body expands and contracts across the page, fog uncoils at the fringes of a forest, and water in all its forms cascades into metaphors of longing and separation just as often as it signals inheritance, revival, and recuperation. Language unfolds into unforgettable and arresting imagery, offering a map toward self-understanding that is deeply rooted in place.
These poems are a lyrical exploration of how ancestral memory reforms and transforms throughout generations, through stories told and retold, imagined and reimagined. It is a meditation on womanhood, belonging, faith, intimacy, and the natural world.