Hiraeth and Hwyl: Ketamine Dreams by Sophie Willard Van Sistine


To celebrate publication of The Long Field, Pamela Petro invited eight writers, poets and artists to contribute pieces to The Clearing which explore the concepts of hireath and hwyl, ideas rooted in Wales, but common to us all. Here the artist Sophie Willard Van Sistine reflects on the impact of the medication she takes for her chronic depression in this brilliant and personal visual essay, Ketamine Dreams.










Sophie Willard Van Sistine is a comic artist, and a performance and installation artist. See more of Sophie’s work on her website or follow her on instagram.


The Long Field by Pamela Petro is out now.

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