A residency at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban opened a new world of sound for poet Suzannah V. Evans. Her conversations with the scientists and listening to the underwater recordings led her to ask, “What can we learn about the sea through sound?” These poems are all about sound, and readers are strongly urged to read them out loud – especially ‘Minke Whale Pulse Trains’ – as it is so much fun to do, and you’ll hear the rhythms and rhymes working tightly together.

‘The Ecologist’ is a sonnet for two voices: one voice asking an environmental scientist about how they ...


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