‘thousands of hearts, one for each day’ *

Apart from studying at the New School of the Anthropocene 2023-4, in November kin’d & kin’d ran a day workshop focusing solely on visionary US poet Jorie Graham’s letter to the near future, To 2040 (Carcanet, 2023); and another workshop at the DIRT: Imaginarium at Anglia Ruskin University in April this year, called ‘Taking courage: […]

The New School of the Anthropocene

Greetings! kin’d & kin’d have been studying this academic year at the brilliant, experimental New School of the Anthropocene at the October Gallery in London, offering post-grad-level lectures and seminars from artists and activists as well as academics. https://www.nsota.org/intro

Reviews of ‘What is near’

Seasonal greetings! Just to let you know that I have had some encouraging reviews of my latest collection What is near – by Paul Matthews in Tears in the Fence, Autumn 2022, for example: ‘Many a poetry book has been inspired by the beauty of nature, or its destruction. The writer of this one ‘trembles […]

Poetry in this time of eco-crisis

A Society of Authors online event with poets Kay Syrad, Caleb Parkin, Katrina Porteous & Jacqueline Saphra. All welcome. Monday 14th November 2022, 10 – 11.30 am https://www2.societyofauthors.org/event/agm-week-industry-insider-poetry-in-this-time-of-eco-crisis/

RESCUE! An eco-poetry workshop

at the beautiful RNLI building in Newhaven, as part of the Newhaven Festival. Please join us on Sunday 4th September at 3.00 – 5.00pm for an afternoon of reading, writing and conversation about local and global matters, followed by a free poetry performance from 5.30 – 6.30pm. All welcome ! Full details and tickets here: […]

Poetry Readings & Workshops

Greetings. More events lined up for May and June: 14th May: Messums Gallery, Wiltshire, 4pm. Poetry readings, Kay & Clare Whistler, following a dialogue between Chris Drury and David Buckland, Cape Farewell https://messumswiltshire.com/exhibitions/exhibition-ground/ 18th May: Coastal Habitats – start of our new 6-week eco-poetry course in Brighton & Newhaven. https://onca.org.uk/event/coastal-habitats-eco-poetry-course-with-kind-kind/ 14th June: Eco-poetry workshop, ‘Meet […]

Poetry reading 24th April

Greetings! Quite a few poetry events coming up in the next few months. Here’s the first: Sunday 24th April: The Poetry Place, West Wilts Radio, 3-4pm This is what Dawn Gorman of The Poetry Place says about the event: Need a poetry pick-me-up? Then come April 24th, this could well do the job nicely – […]

Poetry reading 10th March

Greetings. Just to let you know I am reading from my new collection of eco-poetry, What is near, at the Needlewriters event on Thursday 10th March with Sonya Smith and Colin Bell, upstairs at the John Harvey Tavern in Lewes. Do join us.

Eco-poetry readings & events

Greetings! Here’s a quick of list of events (further details to follow). Readings from What is near – Weds 23rd February : Chichester Poetry Thurs 10th March : Needlewriters, Lewes AND kin’d & kin’d presenting Wild Correspondings: an eco-poetry sourcebook – Sat 19th March : Waterstones, Bristol Weds 23rd March: The Hastings Bookshop Sunday 15th […]

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 […]