you are here

you are here

The future lies that way to me (west)… and the earth seems more unexhausted and richer on that side.
From ‘Walking’ by David Henry Thoreau

A collection of poems about belonging, landscape, language and memory


Made almost an island by the rivers Tavy and Tamar, the Bere Peninsula is a place of wild beauty and challenging isolation, of hardship and hardwork, dynamite-shocked copses and flower-filled verges. In my debut pamphlet of poems, published by Sandrock Press in 2021, I chart the routes of belonging as I explore the link between landscape, language and memory as I make my home there.

**you are here has now sold out. If you’d like to order a copy get in touch at contact@ysellasims.com**


Reading from you are here at Taking the Mic in Exeter, July 2021.


Collaborating with Luca, aka DJ Spin, at The Crediton Radio Showcase, part of the Share in the Square programme of events summer 2021. Setting the poems to music was terrifying but thanks in large part to Luca, worked, introducing a whole new element to the poems. Always a fan of 90s music, Luca set them to, amongst other bands, Primal Scream and the Verve. It was so good to be back in front of a live audience, and Luca was a star!


Launching you are here at The Lamb with Tim King and Chrissy Banks, September 2021.




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