I've always gone for wild country - perhaps something to do with spending my first six months in a converted double-decker bus high on a hillside in the Scottish Borders. I love visiting cities, but go crazy when I'm forced to live in them. There aren't many wild places left. My writing charts some of them.

Rosemary Canavan is a poet and novelist. Her latest collection of poetry, Trucker’s Moll, is published by Salmon Poetry in Galway. Her first collection, The Island, which was based partly on her experience of teaching in Spike Island Prison, was shortlisted for the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has recently completed The Girl who was Canada, a biography of a woman whose figure stands on the Albert Memorial in London.


The Girl who was Canada A lost world hidden inside a photograph album


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