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Poetry on Spiders ebook


a poetry ePub ebook
based on prompts and podcast by naturalist Brett Westwood
as part of the Maligned Species project

This e-book is supplied in epub format, which is viewable with a free reader app. More information on epub files here

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Here is a collection of poems – about Spiders.

Monies from each ebook sold will be donated to Buglife.

Includes poems by commissioned poets: David Calcutt, Keith Chandler, Jonathan Edwards, Andrew Fusek Peters, Nadia Kingsley, Liz Lefroy, John Siddique, and Tom Wentworth

Plus poems from: Jean Atkin, Jane Burn, Tina Cole, Tim Gardiner, Raine Geoghegan, Giles Goodland, Mavis Gulliver, Steve Harris, Dave Hubble, Chris Kinsey, Sharon Larkin, S.A. Leavesley, Nina Lewis, Mandy Macdonald, Gill McEvoy, Alan (Kurly) McGeachie, Maggie Mackay, Margaret Mitchell, Eric Nicholson, Pauline Morgan, Pauline Prior-Pitt, Bethany Rivers, Michael Roc Thomas, Finola Scott, Claire Stephenson, Hannah Stone, Angela Topping, Deborah Wargate, and Gordon Yapp

This ebook is suitable for smartphones, e-readers, and tablets including the iPad.

A Sample poem:

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 of size nines
and the anti-spider prejudice in the media.
Who are ganglier than basketball players.
Who lurk. Who harbour ambitions
to turn into octopi. Who build statues
to themselves when they are scared. Whose bodies
are the blueprint for a superhero
movie franchise. Who evolution has made bloody good
at knitting. Who are out there in the world,
busy conjugating the verb To dingle-
dangle. Who have a good lie in
all day. Who come out at night, on their knit one, purl one
fingers, out of kindness, look, just to teach us
their one lifesaving lesson: Oh when you run you run
damn fast in one direction, sirs. Away.

Book cover design by Giancarlo Facchinetti

Book edited by Nadia Kingsley

Part of the Maligned Species project



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