Murmuration: a collective film poem

Murmuration is a collective film poem for our times; an inventory of what really matters, celebrating our love for the natural world in a time of Climate Crisis and Coronavirus. The Murmuration project is part of Writing the Climate, poet Linda France’s residency at New Writing North and Newcastle University.

We collected over 450 responses to a public call-out for contributions to Murmuration, which were then scribed, distilled and curated into a single long poem by Linda France, expressing the collective imagination of all who contributed. The lines have been brought to life in an animated film by artist Kate Sweeney, which reflects and offers insights on our connection with this earth, the natural world and each other at this extraordinary moment in time.

Read Murmuration

Read Linda’s essay about scribing the collective poem