I Dream of Canute (& The Sea is Rising) is an attempt to stretch our perception of time by creating a literary artwork that is formally linked to our planets rising sea levels. This self-destructive poem will play out over the next 100 years, a time period in which it is highly likely that we will experience at least one metre of sea level rise. As we enter each year, one line of the poem will disappear. Each line therefore represents one centimetre of sea level rise. The poem has been composed in such a way that it can still hang together as a literary artefact, albeit a permanently shifting one, as it shrinks over time.
To coincide with the launch of the work The Literary Platform have published a call for an organisational partner to host the digital version of the poem for the next 100 years. The online digital writing magazine The Writing Platform have also published an article on the process of making the piece.