AUTHORS: Alyson Hallett
Dr Alyson Hallett is a prize-winning poet. Her collections include On Ridgegrove Hill (Atlantic Press), Suddenly Everything (Poetry Salzburg), The Stone Library (Peterloo Poets), Towards Intimacy, (Queriendo Press). Co-authored books include 6 Days in Iceland (Dropstone Press) and 365 (Agre Press). Alyson is a Hawthornden Fellow, and she was the UK's first poet to be resident in a geography department at the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus with an award from the Leverhulme Trust.
Alyson has also published a book of short stories, The Heart's Elliptical Orbit (Solidus Press), a play for Radio 4, 'Dear Gerald', drama for Sky Television, 'Agony', an audio-diary for Radio 4, 'Nature: Migrating Stones', and academic research into relationships between poetry, poet and landscape, 'Geographical Intimacy' (Amazon).
Collaboration with artists, dancers, musicians, scientists is core to her work: she has a poem carved into a pavement in Bath; text etched into a library window in Bristol; poetry carved into a guide stone in the Peak District; words carved into an installation of boulders at Falmouth University.
She has received several awards from Arts Council England, enabling her to create and curate her international poetry-as-public-art project, 'The Migration Habits of Stones'. She has sited five stones with poetry carved into them (by letter carver Alec Peever) in England, Scotland, U.S.A. and Australia.
Alyson is an Advisory Fellow with the Royal Literary Fund and a visiting lecturer at Falmouth University and UWE. More details of her work can be found at: www.thestonelibrary.com