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Podcast on Poet John Siddique

  Welcome ! Here is a podcast of John Siddique   How would you write about – Derek Jarman’s garden, the four seasons in Haiku, or a moment on a bench by the river Thames? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, John Siddique reads and discusses some of his poems, and how he writes.       […]

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Podcast on Poet Emma Purshouse

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Emma Purshouse   How would you write about – a butterfly called the Essex Skipper, the fact that astrophysicists can only account for about 4% of the Universe, or the eradication of smallpox? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, Emma Purshouse reads and discusses some of her poems, and […]

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Deadline for Poetry Pamphlet Competition approaches

The Fair Acre Press Poetry Pamphlet Competition closes its doors to entries at midnight on 30th November 2015. It is judged by the wonderful poet Jonathan Edwards Prizes include reading with Jonathan at Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016 ! And of course Fair Acre Press will publish the two winning pamphlets ! £12 to enter Two […]

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Podcast on Poet David Calcutt

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet David Calcutt How would you write about – the nature of a trout as sensed by a fisherman, a magpie if you saw it killing a chick, or two dead badgers at the side of a road? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, David Calcutt reads and discusses some […]

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On meeting Nigel Brown

I first met Nigel Brown on a Nature Writing residential week at Ty Newydd. He and poet Katrina Porteous were our tutors – and it was the most extraordinary week of my life. Nigel is the most wonderful walking-encyclopedia and gentle enthusiastic communicator. He can seemingly answer any question you throw at him, when you […]

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Writing on Frogs

Fantastic Frogs It’s late February and all over the Marches anurans awake from weeks of torpor. Better known as frogs their body clocks have marked the days past the winter solstice. Slotted into the earth their bodies are at one with nature, their cold moist skin sensitive to every perturbation of temperature and humidity, logging […]

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Podcast on Frogs

Welcome! Here is a podcast on the Common Frog, with Nigel Brown :   Nigel Brown tells us what frogs eat, what eats them, their ability to thrive in both air and water, and much more – we hope you enjoy it and click here to find more podcasts, writing, and details about the Maligned Species project […]

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On meeting John Handley

I know exactly where I first met John Handley… but I had to reach for “the view from out here” pamphlet to find out when… John led a wildflower walk, organised by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, through Bridgnorth cemetery – spring of 2009. It is a wonderful cemetery, dating from 1850, a sandstone area that has […]

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