Rachel Tennant


Landscape, Poetry and Place

I am an artist, poet and photographer with a professional background in landscape architecture. In my work I explore landscape and people –the tentative relationship of people to the earth and land through ownership, use and displacement; the cultural heritage of landscape through language, place and memories; and our perceptions of beauty, nature and wildness. To me this is the essence of Geopoetry and Geopoetics.

I aim to distil a physical and emotional response to a location that captures and renders the ‘spirit of a place’. For me it is hard to separate the words and the image from the place and more increasingly my work has combined all these art forms together along with video. 

My work has been included in Poetry Scotland, Earthlines, Vernal Equinox, the Scottish Writers Centre 10 year anthology; Earthlines; The Joy of Living;  Brushes with War ; Glasgow Review of Books; Pushing Out the Boat; the Arts Council; the Glasgow Anthology ‘Tip Tap Flat’, Glasgow Women’s Poets anthology;Prole Magazine; Glasgow Universities ‘Glasgow to Saturn.