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Podcast on Poet Tom Wentworth

    Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet and playwright Tom Wentworth How would you write about – a butterfly called the Gatekeeper, the White letter hairstreak, or even the moon? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, Tom Wentworth reads and discusses some of his poems, his scripts and how he writes.       […]

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the Poetry on Spiders ebook cover

Would you like YOUR poem to be included in the Poetry on Spiders ebook ? – it will be available to buy from February 2016; and will be adorned by this wonderful cover by artist Giancarlo Facchinetti If so – check back here in January 2016 – to see how to submit your poem(s) The Maligned Species project […]

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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 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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Writing on Grey Squirrels

by John Handley, November 2015 We’ve just been scolded by an indignant squirrel. It’s October and the days are noticeably shorter and my daily amble with Sidbury, a loping Labrador cross Collie, is broken by his confusion as the rabbit he thought he was chasing dashes up the trunk of an oak tree, along a […]

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Podcast on Grey Squirrels

Welcome! Here is a podcast on Grey Squirrels: John Handley tells us some facts about the grey squirrel for the Maligned Species project. Here – to inspire you to observe, read about, and write poems about grey squirrels and other maligned species of the UK. Do you know how common they are? And how they […]

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