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DIVERSIFLY podcast #6: Richard Osmond

Welcome to the sixth of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. Richard Osmond has been foraging for mushrooms since childhood, but it was only when he became  dependent on it for his livelihood did his skills really develop. In conversation with Nadia Kingsley he talks about the influence of meieaval literature and other influences; and […]

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DIVERSIFLY podcast #5: Katrina Porteous

Welcome to the fifth of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. Many years ago Katrina Porteous moved to a working fishing village on the Northumberland coast. She tells Nadia Kingsley about it, and about what she is most interested in exploring and writing about, as well as some of her collaborative projects and radio poems. […]

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DIVERSIFLY podcast #4: Alison Brackenbury

Welcome to the fourth of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. Alison Brackenbury lives in town. But her roots and her heart are firmly in the countryside. She talks with Nadia Kingsley about her writing process, and her family’s infuence; and she reads some of her poems. ENJOY!!!!

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DIVERSIFLY podcast #3 – David Morley

Welcome to the third of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. David Morley was a research scientist first, before becoming a University Professor in Creative Writing – and this has affected what he writes about and how he writes about a subject at a very deep level. He talks with Nadia Kingsley about “fiction” and […]

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DIVERSIFLY podcast #3: David Morley

Welcome to the third of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. David Morley was a research scientist first, before becoming a University Professor in Creative Writing – and this has affected what he writes about and how he writes about a subject at a very deep level. He talks with Nadia Kingsley about “fiction” and […]

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DIVERSIFLY podcast #2: Chris Kinsey

Welcome to the second of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. Chris Kinsey has always lived near a river and can’t imagine life, or poetry, without a river. In this podcast she talks with Nadia Kingsley about her childhood influences and explains why walking a greyhound (or two) has honed her skills of observation; and […]

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DIVERSIFLY podcast #1:Brett Westwood

Welcome to the first of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. In this podcast you will join Brett Westwood and Nadia Kingsley on an Urban Bird Walk, in the centre of Stourbridge, West Midlands Brett jointly won the Thomson Reuters/Zoological Record Award for Communicating Zoology with Stephen Moss for the book and radio series Tweet of the Day, […]

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Speaking of Nature – at MEREFEST

I am organising the SPEAKING OF NATURE tent at Ellesmere’s MEREFEST – on Saturday 16th September 2017 Here is the official poster from Merefest: Pop along for a bit – or join me for the whole thing from 11am to 9pm Its a wonderful setting There’s lots of other things going on throughout the day […]

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A bit of a tit : DIVERSIFLY BLOG #12

First things first: let’s just for a moment deal with the word ‘tit’. Since the nineteenth century, it has been used as a slang word for breast, but its origins come from early-fourteenth-century usage meaning ‘small’ or ‘a small creature’. Hope that clears things up. So says Bill Bailey in his Remarkable Guide to British […]

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Two for joy: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #10

About ten years ago, I was an eBay addict – when I opened one of my impulse buys I made myself jump out of my skin… it was a taxidermied magpie. Perhaps because of the song* – I ended up buying two. As I write this I wonder if I have grown in some way […]

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