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Introducing the Maligned Species team: Tom Wentworth

Playwright, Writer, Radio producer Tom Wentworth. Tom Wentworth is a playwright. Recent theatre credits include: Heart of Hearts (Graeae Theatre Company’s Write To Play) and Windy Old Fossils (Pentabus.) He is also an audio producer including, It Takes Two To Lie (Afternoon Drama, BBC Radio 4) and is producing the Maligned Species podcast. As an […]

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Introducing the Maligned Species team: Liz Lefroy

Poet, Liz Lefroy.   Liz Lefroy won the 2011 Roy  Fisher Prize resulting in the publication of her first pamphlet, Pretending the Weather (Long Face Press).  Her sequence, The Gathering, was set to music by Brian Evans and premiered at the St Chad’s Music Festival, Shrewsbury in 2012.  Mending The Ordinary was published by Fair […]

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Introducing the Maligned Species team: Keith Chandler

Poet, Keith Chandler. Keith Chandler moved to Bridgnorth from Norfolk four years ago.  Since being selected for Ten English Poets (Carcanet) in 1977, his poetry has been published in four collections: Kett’s Rebellion (Carcanet, 1982), A Passing Trade (OUP, 1991), A Different Kind of Smoke (Redbeck, 2001) and The English Civil War Part 2 (Peterloo Poets, 2009).  […]

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Introducing the Maligned Species team: John Siddique

Poet, Writer, Authentic living leader, John Siddique. When John was a child, he immersed himself in books through his local library. Before becoming a writer he drifted through various jobs such as being a roadie, a pipe-welder, and landscape gardener. Four poetry collections later, John Siddique is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts […]

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Introducing the Maligned Species team: Jonathan Edwards

 Poet, 2014 Costa Poetry Prize Winner Jonathan Edwards Jonathan’s debut collection, (Seren), has won the Wales Book of The Year People’s Choice Award, been shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Poetry Collection Prize, with his poems winning the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, the Ledbury Festival International Poetry Competition, and the Basil Bunting Award. Jonathan Edwards […]

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Why Maligned Species?

Why are we running this project? Our editor, Nadia Kingsley noticed that, when she was editing our very first book Shropshire Butterflies – a poetic and artistic guide to the butterflies of Shropshire that there is an accepted general love for butterflies, and a general dislike for moths – some of which are far more […]

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A poem for Jeff Phelps

As Keith Chandler is not on facebook so I can’t nominate him to do this 5 day poem thing – I thought my fifth poem would be one of his… It is from his Fair Acre Press poetry pamphlet called “The Grandpa Years “. He is reading at Ludlow’s “The Poetry Lounge” on Tuesday 7th […]

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A poem for Anna Dreda

I love reading this one – in fact – I have a couple of readings coming up – one at The Poetry Lounge, Ludlow 7th July 7:30pm start at The Blue Boar, Mill St, Ludlow; and one at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws on 9th July…. I think I will give it an airing ! It […]

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