We are very pleased to be publishing an extract from Amy Cutler’s new sequence of poems Glitch. This is a work which draws on botanical misnomers and the cultural strictures of environmental language – in particular, looking at forensic (crime scene) botany, alongside the double meanings which can reside in standard taxonomies.

 

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Amy Cutler is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Environmental Humanities at the University of Leeds, with a PhD in Cultural Geography (Royal Holloway University of London) and previous degrees in English Literature from the University of Oxford. She researches historical geography and the cultural politics of landscape, and also works independently as an exhibition curator and film programmer, in particular running the award-winning cultural geography cinema PASSENGERFILMS. Her first chapbook was Nostalgia Forest (Oystercatcher Press, 2013), her second chapbook, GLOSS, is forthcoming from Corbel Stone Press, and she has produced work for several journals, anthologies, and collaborative projects. You can read more about Amy’s work here.