An Evening of Poetry & ... Marine Science?

On Wednesday, 22 March, Lecturer and poet Dr Luke Thompson will be reading his work as part of the Crosscurrents project, organised by Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Plymouth University.

This will be an evening of science, poetry and discussion, featuring talks and readings from five pairs of poets and scientists who have been working together to explore subjects ranging from algal blooms to ecosystem modelling, renewable energy to microplastics. 

Luke will be reading alongside nationally recognised writers including Andy Brown, Isabel Galleymore, and Miriam Darlington.

The event is free, and will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Marine Matters Centre, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

For more information, feel free to contact Luke ( 

Luke’s first pamphlet of poetry, the clearing, illustrated by Mairead Dunne, was published in 2016 by Atlantic Press and won the Michael Marks Award for Illustration 2016. 

Luke is the founding editor of Guillemot Press, a small press for artistic pamphlets of poetry and prose. He also co-founded The Clearing magazine in 2012, for contemporary writing about landscape, nature and place.

You can follow Luke on Twitter @LukeThompson210.