Autumn Richardson is a poet, editor and publisher. Her writing explores a lifelong fascination with northern landscapes, ethnography, botany, ecology and animism. Her poetry, translations and essays have appeared in literary and environmental journals throughout Canada and the UK.
In 2009 she initiated an ongoing series of poetic place-studies with British artist Richard Skelton, entitled ‘Field Notes’. These are published as pamphlets through their own Corbel Stone Press – an independent, cross-media publishing platform focussing on ecology, natural history and folklore. In addition to their own work, they have also published a select group of contemporary artists, poets and writers, including Hans Brückner, Thomas A Clark, Don Domanski, Mark Valentine and Tim Lilburn. Together they also edit ‘Reliquiae’, an annual journal of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, translations and visual art. Each issue collects together both old and new work from a diverse range of writers and artists with common interests spanning landscape, ecology, esoteric philosophy and folklore.
In 2013 Autumn released ‘Heart of Winter’, another project in her growing body of work occupied with the far north. It comprised an edition of prints and two collections of found-poems based upon the journals of Danish ethnographer and explorer Knud Rasmussen. Her translations of Inuit songs, originally recorded in Danish by Rasmussen at the turn of the 20th century, have been published in both Canada and Britain.
She has exhibited work and undertaken residencies in the UK, Ireland, Norway, the USA and Canada. In 2014 she exhibited at the Wordsworth Trust as a part of the ‘Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets’ exhibition.
During the past half-decade, Autumn and Richard have collaborated to produce a significant body of work informed by the upland landscape of south-west Cumbria, UK. In early 2015 a retrospective of their work, comprising music, film, books, pamphlets, prints, artefacts and assemblages, entitled ‘Memorious Earth: A Longitudinal Study’, was exhibited at Abbot Hall and Blackwell, by the Lakeland Arts Trust. In July 2015 they released ‘Memorious Earth’ as a book, CDR and film collection.
In early 2016 Autumn’s ‘Heart of Winter’ was published as an expanded collection in book form.
In addition to private collections, her work is held by The British Library, The Saison Poetry Library and the Scottish Poetry Library.
To discuss commissions, exhibitions, readings & live performances please contact: corbelstonepress [at] yahoo.co.uk