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Podcast on Nadia Kingsley

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Nadia Kingsley. How would you write about –the Common Mouse Ear plant, the Andromeda Galaxy, or wildlife within a project about Olympic athletes? Nadia tells us how she approaches a subject, and also treats us to some fact-based poems from Shropshire Butterflies, Lawn Lore, e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g: The history […]

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Poems welcomed/ last podcast (for now)

  You may well have already written a poem – if so, hooray ! If you haven’t – you have until the end of January !   Maligned Species is an Arts Council England funded project – hoping to encourage YOU to write poetry with a more scientific slant than you are, perhaps, used to… […]

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the podcast team – Tom Wentworth, producer

I’d forgotten that Tom Wentworth almost did a degree in drama. But luckily for the Maligned Species project he decided on a radio degree, at the University of Glamorgan, and achieved a first. He has been script editor in BBC’s Casualty. He has produced the Radio 4 Afternoon Drama It takes Two to Lie. He has […]

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Podcast on Andrew Fusek Peters

  Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Andrew Fusek Peters. How would you write about – a blackbird, a hare or write a poem about knitting that at its heart is about the environment? Andrew tells us how he approaches a subject, reads poems about a heron and a salmon, and reveals how […]

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the podcast team – Giancarlo Facchinetti, sound engineer and editor

Giancarlo Facchinetti has developed skills as a sound engineer – first through creating recordings of his own music, and then honing these skills in the astrophysics project e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g: The History of the Universe in 45 minutes. Before the Maligned Species project he had not had any previous experience of editing podcasts or the spoken word. During […]

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Podcast on Keith Chandler

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Keith Chandler.   How would you write about – a grayling butterfly, a goldsmith’s apprentice or a chemo nurse? Keith treats us to poems about a fisherman, glassworkers, a tragic news item, and reveals how he approaches a subject. In conversation with Nadia Kingsley.   click here […]

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