A text on borders dedicated to my Border Terrier (Jack Russell cross), Hilda, who will be one year old on 29 September 2021.
☀ Jade Montserrat
I believe that my body, everybody, should be free to roam and wander, to work and to love wherever and whenever.
‘Access’ is an imperative for living.
I often return to Adrienne Rich’s sharp short poem Boundary. It suggests the scale of action, that is to boundary as a verb, to boundary something, and in the poem ‘boundarying’ is a calculated loss, a hairsbreadth of agony through division.
1Fowler, C. (2020). Green Unpleasant Land: Creative Responses to Rural Britain’s Colonial Connections. Peepal Tree Press Limited.
2Sage, A (2021). The Material Legacies of Slavery in the Scottish Borders. Wide Open Sea