In Conversation: Adam Nicolson and Tom Hammick

Award-winning writer Adam Nicolson is joined by artist Tom Hammick to discuss their recent collaboration on The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and their Year of Marvels. This beautifully illustrated publication explores our relationship with nature and recounts a significant moment in time, a year that inspired great poetry and lies at the foundations of the Romantic revolution.

Tom Hammick is primarily a painter and printmaker. Drawing upon a wide range of artistic and literary sources, his work explores the imaginative potential of landscape, as a wider metaphor for our interior lives. Hammick has exhibited widely in the UK and overseas, and has work in major collections including the British Museum, the V&A and the Yale Centre for British Art. He is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton.

Adam Nicolson is a prize-winning author whose books focus on history, landscape and nature. His books include Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (which won the 2009 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize), Sea Room, The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters, The Smell of Summer Grass, The Gentry and The Seabird’s Cry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland.

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