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Adam Heardman

Adam Heardman is a poet and art writer from Newcastle upon Tyne. His poems have appeared in PN Review, Belleville Park Pages, and elsewhere. They have also been exhibited at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and at Berwick Visual Arts, and were awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship in the US.

Westminster Paints Itself

Just before it locked down, Westminster Abbey installed a painting of itself by Canaletto in its medieval vaults. It told a story of a nation identifying its culture with the architecture of power.