What is near

My new collection of eco-poetry is now available: ‘Poems like delicate essays, in the sense of attempts-circling, being-with, tentative and tender […] poems like seed heads, fragility and delicacy, balanced, a symmetry […] seeding more thinking [… a tender] engagement with moss, air, horizon, the political, the scientific, the human, the non-human and the spaces-between […]

Eco-poetry at ONCA

Greetings this unpredictable spring. Just to let you know that kin’d & kin’d* are running a short series of Zoom events with ONCA: ‘field fairing – diverse perspectives on eco-poetry’ starting on 20th May with poet Merrie Joy Williams, for which another batch of tickets has now been released: https://onca.org.uk/2021/04/29/eco-poetry-at-o-n-c-a/ The series will continue on […]

THINK THING – an interview with kin’d & kin’d

Greetings, dear people As some of you know, Clare Whistler and I run workshops and write as the composite eco-poet kin’d & kin’d. We were interviewed recently for a special MAGMA Poetry issue on collaboration; the shorter version of the interview appears in the magazine, and a fuller transcript has been made into a small […]

connections while solituding – a Correspondence Course

Greetings —Alas, but inevitably, kin’d & kin’d have had to cancel our Knepp Wildland course, ‘Connections’ but we have replaced it with a correspondence course ‘connections while solituding’ – which has already sold out – such is the need for connecting by all means possible at this extraordinary and uncertain time of Covid-19. We will […]

Eco-poetry course at Knepp Wildland

Please join us for our second eco-poetry writing course at the pioneering and beautiful Knepp Wildland near Horsham, West Sussex. This 6 week course will start on Saturday, 2nd May with a Walking Safari led by one of Knepp’s expert ecologists, and will continue on Wednesday evenings, with exciting individual and collaborative writing exercises both […]

Eco-poetry events 2020

Last year, my collaborator Clare Whistler and I ran a number of eco-poetry workshops, at ONCA environmental and social justice space and gallery, Brighton; at the now famous rewilded estate, Knepp Wildland in West Sussex; and at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in Suffolk. We also had a residency at White House Farm, Great Glenham, Suffolk, […]

Vert Institute

Vert Instituteforart events and writing Vert Institute, established in 2015, operates from our house and studio on the edge of Vert Wood near the village of Laughton. The aim of the Institute is to offer unusual and stimulating art and writing events and workshops based on the creative ideas and experience of poet-novelist Kay Syrad […]