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Introducing the Maligned Species team: Keith Chandler

Poet, Keith Chandler. Keith Chandler moved to Bridgnorth from Norfolk four years ago.  Since being selected for Ten English Poets (Carcanet) in 1977, his poetry has been published in four collections: Kett’s Rebellion (Carcanet, 1982), A Passing Trade (OUP, 1991), A Different Kind of Smoke (Redbeck, 2001) and The English Civil War Part 2 (Peterloo Poets, 2009).  […]

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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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A poem for Jeff Phelps

As Keith Chandler is not on facebook so I can’t nominate him to do this 5 day poem thing – I thought my fifth poem would be one of his… It is from his Fair Acre Press poetry pamphlet called “The Grandpa Years “. He is reading at Ludlow’s “The Poetry Lounge” on Tuesday 7th […]

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WHAT POETRY/POET AND/OR COLLECTION IS YOUR INSPIRATION?

This was a question I was recently asked to answer – on behalf of Wenlock Poetry Festival and their search for the second ever Shropshire Young Poet Laureate. It was one of several questions. The answers that I and other poetry lovers gave can be found on http://www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org/laureate/ Unfortunately I got somewhat carried away –  there […]

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The Blogging Tour

4.3.14 I have just been asked to be part of “the bloggers tour”. Wonderful ! And I have been meaning to have a blog too! I have also been meaning to improve the fair acre press website, so I have decided to create this makeshift blog page, until I have sorted the whole website out. Nadia 13.3.14         […]

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Performances 2013

        ROAD KILL PERFORMANCES IN 2013:   These are the confirmed dates- see below. I will add more in the future. I do hope we will meet at one of these venues! Entrance is free, unless indicated otherwise. REVIEWS OF ROAD KILL PERFORMANCES: www.garylongden.wordpress.com BILSTON VOICES April 2013 The headliners, and second […]

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At Wenlock Poetry Festival 2012

Shropshire Butterflies!   Enjoy a group performance from the book Shropshire Butterflies – a poetic and artistic guide to the butterflies of Shropshire Katherine Swift, Roger Garfitt, Alwyn Marriage, Keith Chandler, Nick Pearson, Tom Wentworth, Nadia Kingsley, Paul Francis, Charles Worth, Emma Purshouse, Matthew Oates and Mario Petrucci  are uniting to celebrate the butterflies found […]

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