This year, the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities are supporting their arts & humanities PhD students (based across 17 Scottish institutions) with residencies for creative practice, working with Cove Park to provide dedicated creative time, space, and freedom to develop their doctoral work within a supportive and inspiring context.

Kiah Endelman Music (she/they) is a writer and editor based in Glasgow. They are currently undertaking an AHRC funded PhD in Creative Writing, working on a collection of poetry and experimental writing about fences, tradition and navigating the boundary lines of emptiness and fullness as a queer, feminist Jew. Their work has been published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Motto, MAP Magazine and PUB Journal, performed at The CCA and Glasgow Women’s Library and exhibited at Govan Project Space. They are also an editor of Nothing Personal, a biannual magazine for art, essays, and reviews.

Kiah’s recent writing grapples with ambivalent senses of hope, belonging and home, speaking to/through the compound and shifting subject positions that both comprise and circumscribe community. Taking the form of an ongoing long poem, this writing works to complicate the ethical imperative in Judaism to ‘build a fence around the Torah’. While at Cove Park, Kiah plans to refine and edit their work on this project into a poetry pamphlet, coursing ways of being, ways of knowing, other than a fence. 

Image provided by the artist.