The poem is a response to Sibel Gul’s photograph of the catalpa (Indian bean) tree at Rochester Cathedral. At the time of writing the future of […]
A small boy in the level landscape of the park is surrounded by gulls and the scattered shadows of gulls in this photograph by Sibel Gul. The […]
A third poem inspired by a photo of Sibel Cahide Gul; this is a stunning image which both fictionalises and reveals the city. The poem attempts to do justice to the drama of the photo through […]
My father was born in Rochester and told me stories of swimming out as a boy to touch the sides of battleships on the Medway at Chatham. The photograph is by Sibel Cahide Gul, who has created […]
This is one of a series of poems resulting from a collaboration between Sibel Gul, a talented photographer based in Rochester, and Derek Sellen, writer. The images all relate to the Medway area. […]
The poem imagines the last member of a family who have grown apples for generations in Kent. Economic considerations have led to the destruction of the orchard.
This is an extract from a one act play called ‘The Arethusa’.
The play is based on real events of August 1912 when a training ship, the ‘Arethusa’, capsized off Leysdown and nine scouts, boys […]