Shells of a Distant Sea – David Hayward



28pp, 180mm x 270mm (Poetry)

Cover ‘Cobalt’, Endpapers ‘Stone’ by G.F. Smith

Series 1, Pamphlet No. 7

Limited run of 100 copies

© David Hayward 2022

ISBN 978-1-912616-23-7

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Shells of a Distant Sea was written in early 2021 and is based on a daily walk along a cold and windswept stretch of beach in Île de Ré. Shells is about the objects seen and found during those walks, the rock pools and seaweed clumps, the patterns left on the sand by the night waves. It is about the combination of those objects with thoughts, about the relationship between those thoughts and memory, about not being able to go forward and not being able to go back; about the mirroring of words and images, about walking along a beach and not understanding a thing.

David Hayward is a writer and Phd student in the Poetry: Text, Practice as Research program at the University of Kent.

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