Diane di Prima
She is the poet whose name I invoke when I need to kick arse.
Like her art, her writing is the perfect combination of alchemy, truth, humour and the mystical.
Punk attitude combined with craft and discipline – her writing is always worth reading.
Prolific Victorian writer, naturalist and walker. My recent work has been hugely influenced by his time living in Tolworth and his book of essays, Nature Near London.
Poet, artist, mystic, walker, Londoner – the whole quintessential shebang.
Lucy Furlong’s work has been featured in The Guardian and on BBC Radio 4’s Women Who Walk programme. It is also taught as part of the OU Creative Writing MA. Her latest chapbook Sward was recently published by Sampson Low. A second edition of ~clew~ from Hesterglock Press is forthcoming.