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Introducing the Maligned Species team: John Siddique

Poet, Writer, Authentic living leader, John Siddique. When John was a child, he immersed himself in books through his local library. Before becoming a writer he drifted through various jobs such as being a roadie, a pipe-welder, and landscape gardener. Four poetry collections later, John Siddique is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts […]

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Introducing the Maligned Species team: Jonathan Edwards

 Poet, 2014 Costa Poetry Prize Winner Jonathan Edwards Jonathan’s debut collection, (Seren), has won the Wales Book of The Year People’s Choice Award, been shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Poetry Collection Prize, with his poems winning the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, the Ledbury Festival International Poetry Competition, and the Basil Bunting Award. Jonathan Edwards […]

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Why Maligned Species?

Why are we running this project? Our editor, Nadia Kingsley noticed that, when she was editing our very first book Shropshire Butterflies – a poetic and artistic guide to the butterflies of Shropshire that there is an accepted general love for butterflies, and a general dislike for moths – some of which are far more […]

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