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Listen to Matthew Oates

Just over a year ago I interviewed Matthew Oates on the subject of Stinging Nettles – for the Arts Council England-funded project “Maligned Species” You can hear that less than 20 minute podcast here TOMORROW our kickstarter campaign closes – and your ONLY chance to buy a limited edition hardback copy of Matthew Oates’ new […]

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Poetry on Spiders ebook!

An anthology of poems about the humble british spiders…       Here is one of the poems, by Costa prize winning Jonathan Edwards: 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 […]

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Examples of Nadia Kingsley & Giancarlo Facchinetti’s recent work

1. Click below to listen to/download the fifth out of nine ‘chapters’ – recorded from a live continuous performance in a mobile planetarium dome, which was performed at Birmingham Art & Science Festival,Wenlock Poetry Festival, Stratford Literary Festival and Birmingham Literature Festival. Music/soundscapes: Giancarlo Facchinetti. Voices, in order of appearance: Professor Trevor Ponman, astrophysicist; Emma Purshouse – poet; Nadia Kingsley […]

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Poems welcomed/ last podcast (for now)

  You may well have already written a poem – if so, hooray ! If you haven’t – you have until the end of January !   Maligned Species is an Arts Council England funded project – hoping to encourage YOU to write poetry with a more scientific slant than you are, perhaps, used to… […]

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the podcast team – Tom Wentworth, producer

I’d forgotten that Tom Wentworth almost did a degree in drama. But luckily for the Maligned Species project he decided on a radio degree, at the University of Glamorgan, and achieved a first. He has been script editor in BBC’s Casualty. He has produced the Radio 4 Afternoon Drama It takes Two to Lie. He has […]

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Podcast on Andrew Fusek Peters

  Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Andrew Fusek Peters. How would you write about – a blackbird, a hare or write a poem about knitting that at its heart is about the environment? Andrew tells us how he approaches a subject, reads poems about a heron and a salmon, and reveals how […]

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the podcast team – Giancarlo Facchinetti, sound engineer and editor

Giancarlo Facchinetti has developed skills as a sound engineer – first through creating recordings of his own music, and then honing these skills in the astrophysics project e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g: The History of the Universe in 45 minutes. Before the Maligned Species project he had not had any previous experience of editing podcasts or the spoken word. During […]

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Podcast on Keith Chandler

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Keith Chandler.   How would you write about – a grayling butterfly, a goldsmith’s apprentice or a chemo nurse? Keith treats us to poems about a fisherman, glassworkers, a tragic news item, and reveals how he approaches a subject. In conversation with Nadia Kingsley.   [soundcloud url=”″ […]

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