Poets in Residence

As part of the Visions of Nature year, the Museum hosted three poets in residence: John Barnie, Steven Matthews, and Kelley Swain.

The poets worked alongside staff in our collections and out in the Museum itself to gain inspiration for their writing. Each then produced eight new poems which were ultimately published in the anthology Guests of Time, edited by Professor John Holmes.

As part of the Visions of Nature public programme the poets also took part in a number events to present their work, and contributed articles to the Museum’s blog, More than a Dodo.