A varve is an annual layer of sedimentary rock associated with glacial lakes. The word ‘varve’ is derived from the Swedish word varv which means variously ‘revolution’, ‘in layers’, and ‘circle’.
This blog will be sedimented too. As with stuff under a glacial lake the newest stuff will be near the top and old stuff, almost solid rock, will be deep down.
The purpose of this blog is to sediment thoughts and writing on the themes of place, mobility, landscape and poetry. I am an academic geographer (at the University of Edinburgh) who writes on place. mobility, landscape and other themes. I am also a practicing poet who writes poems about similar themes. I am the author of over a dozen books including Maxwell Street: Writing and Thinking Place and the poetry collections Soil and Fence. I edit the journal GeoHumanities with Deborah Dixon.