Earthworks takes you on a journey into the unknown across current landscapes and historical locations, to learn how to live in a changing world.  Explore ancient burial chambers, disused railway lines, and iron age hill forts.  Explore garden fences, park benches, and Christmas trees.  Explore childhood, gemstones, and yourself. What will you discover?

“In ‘Earthworks’ Stewart Carswell constructs an intriguing, wild space crowded with stories and voices, where time loops back on itself and paths vanish enticingly into undergrowth. These poems are deeply rooted in a sense of place, revealing unexpected vantage points and new expanses in seemingly familiar scenes; they share the insight gained from a genuine love for and understanding of these landscapes.”

Ben Ray

Published 15th October 2021

Knots and branches

Stewart Carswell’s intriguing poetry takes the reader on a mysterious journey through a world influenced by the forests and trees of our natural landscape. The poems’ concise descriptions of nature are balanced by an acute awareness of our emotional fragility. A darkly satisfying debut.

Although set for the most part in the enclosed landscapes of his native Forest of Dean, Stewart Carswell’s precise and surprising poems travel at the speed of light to explore the limits of love, loss, and loyalty.

– Deborah Harvey

Read a review of Knots and Branches on Sabotage Reviews.