Wild swimming’s become increasingly popular for people of all ages. But what’s it like and what’s the point? The poems and photographs in Nicholas Dobson’s Poetic Wild Swimming may have the answer. For wild swimming isn’t just a sport.
It’s also an out of body experience, where, as Dobson says: ‘the chains of life’ can ‘For a moment seem to slip’ as you swim ‘through clouds of light’ or ‘In sunset sea.’ Or where you can sink into ‘silvered dark/In shadow-bright pyrotechnic bubbles’.
With poems and photographs to illustrate the wild swim experience, this book should bring you the outdoor swim sensation, even when you’re home and dry!