Hemisphere is the story of an impossible journey, told in verse, which circumnavigates the politics of interaction between people, places and poetry. On a chaotic round trip from the Hebrides across the north Atlantic, Canada, Alaska and Siberia, the poem invites reflection on government and nationality, geography, language and ‘post-truth’, fertility, decay, and imagination. Hemisphere is published as a 48-page ‘short book’, with illustrations by artist Abi Goodman; you can order the book securely by clicking on the relevant PayPal button above. Click here to read the first section of Hemisphere. ‘Confessions of a virtual tourist’, a short essay reflecting on the development of Hemisphere, can be found here. Watch Pete Green’s short film for Hemisphere below:
Sheffield Almanac is Pete Green’s debut pamphlet, ‘a poem in four chapters about rivers, rain, relocation, and regeneration, exploring the industrial past and post-industrial future of my adopted home city.’ You can order the pamphlet securely by clicking on the relevant PayPal button above.
You can read an extract from Sheffield Almanac here. The ‘cultural narrative’ of Sheffield, and its efforts to reimagine (or rebrand) itself as a ‘city of making’ in a post-industrial era, is the focus of a recent essay by Green. Click here to read ‘Model City’ on the Longbarrow Blog.