St Magnus Festival: Alycia Pirmohamed


Poetry at the Pier: Another Way to Split Water

Alycia Pirmohamed is a Canadian-born poet living in Scotland. She has published two poetry pamphlets, Faces that Fled the Wind and Hinge, and has won multiple awards for her poetry, including the CBC Literary Prize for poetry in 2019 and the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award in 2020. In her 2022 collection, Another Way to Split Water, a woman’s body expands and contracts across the page, fog uncoils at the fringes of a forest, and water in all its forms cascades into metaphors of longing and separation just as often as it signals inheritance, revival, and recuperation. Language unfolds into unforgettable and arresting imagery, offering a map toward self-understanding that is deeply rooted in place.

These poems are a lyrical exploration of how ancestral memory reforms and transforms throughout generations, through stories told and retold, imagined and reimagined. It is a meditation on womanhood, belonging, faith, intimacy, and the natural world.

  • Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
  • Saturday 17 June 10am/12pm
  • Tickets: £18/£16
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Saturday 17 Jun 2023
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney. United Kingdom