The English Faculty Library’s Benson Gallery and the Faculty’s exhibition space on the first floor landing are host to an exhibition curated by Dr Drew Milne entitled ‘Welcome to the Biotariat’. The display looks at lichen symbiosis & representation and contains photographs, poems, scientific data and specimens. Lichen & lichenology has been a major influence in Drew’s poetic practice for the past few years, and the display coincides with the publication of his Collected Poems ‘In Darkest Capital’ by Carcanet.
In the library, there are examples of his chapbooks & poetry pamphlets and on the first floor, in addition to collected items in the display cases, you can watch a video about ‘Lichen Beacons‘, a related art installation at Corpus Christi college. All of these items can be viewed during regular opening hours at 9 West Road. Free and open to all.