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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 his poems, and how he writes.


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click here to find more podcasts and writing from ecologists Brett Westwood, Matthew Oates, John Handley and Nigel Brown, and podcasts from eight other poets.

The Maligned Species project is a free online resource and opportunity – involving both ecologists and poets : encouraging poetry-writing by YOU on the subject of spiders, frogs, stinging nettles, and grey squirrels – culminating in four poetry ebooks.

Submissions (free) for poetry with a scientific slant, on these four species will be open in January 2016 at

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  1. Announcing the winners of the inaugural Fair Acre Press Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2016 | Fair Acre Press - March 4, 2016

    […] In the year following his win of the Costa Book Awards for Poetry I have been quite bowled over by the fact that not only has he found time to Judge this competition, to do it with such attention and close reading; but he also has been a valued member of the Maligned Species project – written two poems for the Poetry on Frogs ebook, one for the Poetry on Spiders ebook; and allowed us to record him for the Maligned Species series of podcasts. […]

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