Heathrow Airport landed, in the early 1940s, as if from outer space, on the ancient common land of Hounslow Heath.
In Heath John Greening and Penelope Shuttle transcribe and review the conflicts of modern life, of finding an equilibrium between the excitements of travel and the benefits of trade, and the continuing desecration of the natural landscape. In addition there is a personal connection, as both poets were born and raised within sight and sound of Heathrow Airport.
As discussion continues about the third runway, two poets move between Heathrow’s past, present and future, as they cross and re-cross the Heath.
Sponsor Jo Kingham