by Madelaine Culver
Made using oyster shells left over from a friend's birthday dinner and video footage collected from Alnmouth Beach on the Northumberland coast, "Story of the Shells #2" is the second part in a series exploring perceptions of the female body and sexuality through oyster anatomy. Spoken in the film and contained within the hand-crafted oyster-shell mobile that features in it is the final stanza of my text-based poem, "Story of the Shells."
Madelaine Culver is a writer and poet with a background in arts administration. Based in the North East of England, she successfully completed the Writing Poetry MA at Newcastle University in 2020. Her work has been published by, or is forthcoming from, ALIENISTmagazine, 3:AM, The Babel Tower Notice Board, Ink Sweat and Tears, New Boots and Pantisocracies, and the international journal, Shuddhashar. Find her on Twitter @fromxthextower.
Madelaine can be found on twitter and instagram @fromxthextower