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2 of our books that will be out in 2018!

  Keith Chandler’s poetry collection The Goldsmith’s Apprentice Go here to read more about it and read the wonderful endorsements from Prof. David Morley, and Jonathan Edwards. The book is out in April 2018         DIVERSIFLY – an anthology of Poetry and Art on Britain’s Urban Birds Go here to read more […]

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Orbis Review: Shauna Roberston

As any poet, in fact any writer, knows it is not easy to even achieve a review in one of the more esteemed poetry magazines – but one year on from publication Shauna Robertson’s Blueprint for a Minefield has been reviewed in Orbis magazine. And it’s good! (an even more difficult thing to achieve!!) Here […]

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Poetry on Spiders ebook!

An anthology of poems about the humble british spiders…       Here is one of the poems, by Costa prize winning Jonathan Edwards: Here’s to the Spiders        Jonathan Edwards whose At-At legs say Pah to every plughole. Who make their names in bathtubs and the screeching of humans. Who are victims […]

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“Intelligent, subtle, and brilliantly crafted.” Jill Munro’s poetry pamphlet reviewed

“Without exception, the poems in The Quilted Multiverse are intelligent, subtle, and brilliantly crafted. This is one of the most thoughtful and accomplished pamphlets that I have read in recent years, and Munro’s vivid surreal images, her original turns of phrase and disconcerting insights will stay with me and with other readers for a very […]

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” Blueprints – Wholly Original. Full of standout poems” – Sabotage Review

James O’Leary has reviewed Shauna Robertson’s first poetry publication – Blueprints for a Minefield – for Sabotage Review. Chosen by Jonathan Edwards as one of the two winners of Fair Acre Press’ inaugural poetry pamphlet competition, James says of the pamphlet: “Shauna Robertson has written a rich, compelling book of poetry that deserves to be […]

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Podcast on Jonathan Edwards

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Jonathan Edwards. How would you write about – a seal, a hippopotamus, your grandfather? Jonathan also treats us to poems about Houdini, the Covent Garden Theatre in 1775, his father and reveals how he approaches a subject. In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, Jonathan Edwards reads and discusses some of […]

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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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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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