Alice Hill-Woods grew up between England and South Africa, and now lives in Glasgow where she is studying English Literature. She is interested in collisions, overlappings and blurrings between poetry and visual arts, and set up a free workshop in 2018 investigating ekphrasis after being awarded funding by the Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund. Her research interests currently focus on ecocritical approaches to trauma in avant-garde women’s fiction, but Alice often finds herself in all kinds of discourse rabbit-holes. She is the creative workshop director for Glasgow University Magazine, and has developed and led various creative writing workshops in Glasgow. Alice favours richly elusive language entangled in complex writing, and thus approaches literature as a site to be excavated, with its meanings returned to, and sees text as pliable and multivalent. Her poems have been published by The Speculative Book 2019, From Glasgow to Saturn Journal, Gargouille Literary Journal, The Corrugated Wave and The Poetry Society, amongst others. One of her recent essays was published by SPAM Zine, and is featured on Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog. She is also passionate about film photography and experimental methods of filmmaking, and is always open to creative-critical collaborations. You can find her at: www.alicehillwoods.wordpress.com
In her essay, Alice Hill-Woods discusses the positioning of self in the spaces and places of Ann Quin’s short story, ‘Eyes that Watch Behind the Wind’, which is part of her recently published collection, The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments.