Lucy Burnett is the published writer of three books, with a fourth book coming out next January. Her two poetry collections, Tripping Over Clouds (2019) and Leaf Graffiti (2013) are published by Carcanet Press, and an experimental hybrid / travel novel called Through the Weather Glass is published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press (2015). One Step Sideways and 13 Down, a sequence of poems based on collages of crossword clues, will be published next January by Guillemot Press in an artist book format.
Lucy lives in Cockermouth, where she works as a freelance writer and photographer. Previously she worked as a Creative Writing lecturer at the Universities of Cumbria, Leeds Beckett, Strathclyde and Salford, and before that as an environmental campaigner for Friends of the Earth and the Ramblers. Environmental themes continue to inform her art; she is currently developing a proposal for a large multi-art digital project which explores how humans inscribe their own traumas upon the landscape in the context of the Lakeland Fells. She enjoys collaborating, and has participated in two different projects with leading international dancers and physical theatre practitioners in recent years. In 2016 she gained Arts Council funding to develop and tour an interactive installation version of Through the Weather Glass (including a weekend installed at Tebay Service station!) She is an emerging fine art photographer; the above installation included an art exhibition of 20 fine art prints, and she is currently developing several portfolios with the aim of further developing her visual artistic profile.
Lucy is an experienced writing tutor, and alongside many years of experience of university teaching, is an established tutor for the Arvon Foundation, and has worked as writer in residence in a range of settings.
Outside writing, Lucy is a keen fellrunner, cyclist and mountaineer. She climbed her final Wainwrights aged 14, and finished the Scottish Munros a few years back. Through the Weather Glass tells a fictionalized version of a cycle expedition from Salford to the Greek island of Ikaria. Upon passing her Mountain Leader Assessment, she plans to start running residential mountain writing courses in the local area.