Christina Thatcher

Christina Thatcher, Death and Creativity | Podcast

In this week’s episode we interview American lecturer and writer of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, Dr Christina Thatcher. We discuss definitions of grief, the interlinking of death and creativity, and how ideas around grief and loss might intersect with broader experiences of living amongst Covid-19.

Continuing with our theme of death and creativity, along with our discussion with Dr Christina Thatcher, our second segment focuses on two pieces from the Wales Arts Review archive: Nasia Sarwar-Skuse’s ‘Vignette: Snapshot of Grief’ and Rosie Couch’s ‘Eulogy for a New World’, thinking about mothers, anxieties around forgetting, and the timelessness of grief.

Finally, we briefly talk about the 100 Page Turners project and the most recent category: ‘Identity’.

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Links to the articles discussed:

Nasia Sarwar-Skuse, ‘Vignette: Snapshot of Grief’…hot-of-grief/

Rosie Couch, ‘Eulogy for a New World’

Wales Arts Review, ‘100 Page Turners | Identity’…les-identity/

‘Vienna Beat’ by Blue Dot Sessions
From the Free Music Archive (

Dr Christina Thatcher is a writer of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction and lectures at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is originally from the United States.  


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