Tom Chivers

Poet, writer, publisher, and Cape Farewell’s Climate Poet-in-Residence 2012/13

man performing poetry
Tom Chivers performing poetry at the Eden Project, Cornwall. Part of Cape Farewell’s Eden Project Collaboration.

Tom Chivers was Cape Farewell’s first Climate Poet-in-Residence 2012/2013, exploring the relationship between the environments we find and the environments we build. Over a year-long period of creative enquiry Tom mapped the natural territories written into urban space: the peat bog underneath Elephant & Castle, Battersea’s tidal loop, and London’s bricked-up rivers, the Walbrook, Effra, Fleet… His residency was documented on his ADRIFT blog, and culminated in a series of public events in spring 2013.


Tom Chivers is a writer, literary arts producer, and Director of the independent poetry press, Penned in the Margins. He is the author of How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009) and The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets.  He has edited and published several anthologies, including the award-winning Adventures in Form, which won a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation, and was listed in The Independent as one of the ‘50 best summer reads, 2012’.

Tom Chivers – ADRIFT website
Climate Poet-in-Residence programme

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