Daisy Lafarge


Jean-Baptiste del Amo  – Animalia

Dorion Sagan (ed.)  – Lynn Margulis: The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel 

Listening to:

Luki – The Parts/The Empty Arms

Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters 


Pasolini – The Decameron

John Feldman – Symbiotic Earth  


Tibetan blue poppy

Mouse melon

Succulents (a bit late this year): Boweia volubilis, Delosperma napiforme, Rhinephyllum broomii 

Working on:

Three disparate but overlapping books … Life Without Air, a collection of poetry and texts circling around airlessness, toxicity and suffocating relationships and environments; Paul, a novel about passivity; Lovebug, a nonfiction about species, intimacy and infection, the output of researching zoonotic diseases for my PhD. The first two are more or less finished, and the third is a very weird book to be working on just now. 

Also some reprieve from writing – I’ve been spending time with my microscope and collecting samples, which has led to a lot of weird new intimacies and intricacies. 

Daisy Lafarge is a writer, artist and editor. Her first poetry collection, Life Without Air, and a novel, Paul, are forthcoming from Granta Books. Her pamphlets include understudies for air (Sad Press, 2017) and capriccio (Spam Press, 2019). She received an Eric Gregory Award for poetry in 2017 and a Betty Trask Award for fiction in 2019, and her visual work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions such as Tate St Ives, Talbot Rice Gallery and Edinburgh Art Festival. Daisy is currently working on Lovebug – a book about infection and intimacy – as part of a practice-based PhD at the University of Glasgow. 

Daisy Lafarge