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Podcast on Poet David Calcutt

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet David CalcuttDavid-Cacutt-Dinmore-Woods

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 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 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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4 Responses to Podcast on Poet David Calcutt

  1. erikleo November 21, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    A little like Ted Hughes ‘animal poems’. Enjoy the immediacy of the ‘showing.’

    • Nadia November 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

      I know David will be delighted with that comparison – and when we were writing poems for our joint pamphlet Road Kill, we couldn’t help but be influenced.
      I hope you feel inspired to write a Maligned Species poem, or several ?
      Thanks so much for commenting
      All the best
      Nadia x

      • erikleo November 21, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

        I’ve got one – I think – not quite finished – about a spider! Look forward to listening to more podcasts!

        • Nadia November 21, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

          Great news !… and you have until January to finish it, and even write more !

          I am so happy your are enjoying the podcasts. Me too ! Thanks, Nadia x

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