Gig Rowing in Earthlines Issue 16: Black Ven

I am proud and so very thrilled to be published in Earthlines magazine this issue.


My piece is a meditation on gig rowing and how it feels to be at sea, the briefest moment of possibility and abandonment of self that can occur when looking towards the shore.

Sometimes as I row I enter some hypnogogic state. I row automatically, effortless, with my mind within one universal body, looking out from a distance as the sea sprays my eyes and we bounce down waves towards a world shore which I understand only from this angle, from the fringes to the edge…