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Wheer d'ye Belang?

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4 Extra Debut. Scottish-born poet Katrina Porteous explores the Northumbrian landscape, where she now lives, in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands. From Feb 2014.

Katrina Porteous, the poet, explores the wild places and ancient histories of the Northumbrian hills in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands.

Border Crossings is a pair of specially commissioned pieces from either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity. The first of our commissions is by the poet Katrina Porteous who was born in Scotland and now lives in Northumbria. In her personal essay, Wheer d' ye Belang? she vividly captures the formidable landscape of the Northumbrian hills and their ancient history and culture.

Poet Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen and has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987. Much of her poetry explores the Northumbrian landscape and its communities, especially the fishing community. Her latest collection, Two Countries, is published by Bloodaxe.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

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Thu 19 Oct 2017 21:00

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Reader Katrina Porteous
Producer Elizabeth Allard
Producer Di Speirs
Writer Katrina Porteous