Hydropoetic is the water-based blog of poet, professional writer and Creative Writing practitioner/researcher Lisa Matthews.

Lisa lives in sight of the sea and water has always played an important role in her life. From whaling vessels to the flow of the river Tyne, Lisa’s has been obsessed by the oceans, tides and rivers from a very early age. An amateur free diver and snorkeler, she will be creating aquatic poetics both independently and collaboratively with scientists, engineers and creatives working in other media.

This is the place Lisa will share and explore her writing and research and with several project ideas in development there will be regular updates on progress, findings and outputs.

Hydropoetic: experts & partners sought for collaboration

Lisa is always on the look out for new partners and is particularly interested to hear from passionate “water experts”. So, if you are a marine biologist, engineer or academic working in marine/water-based environments and you are keen to work collaboratively within an arts-science framework then please get in touch. (See separate “art-science” page for more information about working at the art-science intersection).

About Lisa Matthews

Lisa is a published poet, professional writer, tutor, facilitator and consultant who has worked as a freelance creative practitioner for over fourteen years. Based at the north east coast of England she runs her own small business – The/Poetry/Fold – and is currently engaged in part-time doctoral research at Northumbria University where she is exploring her innovative teaching methodology, Strange Bedfellows. Lisa will be writing online about teaching research at her separate PhD blog, FoldedSpace and as well as publishing in poetry Lisa writes short fiction and music journalism, most recently for Mslexia magazine and The Crack. A keen musician and music lover Lisa plays rhythm guitar and mandolin.