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Birdbook: Farmland, Heathland, Mountain, Moorland


Edited by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone

Birdbook: Farmland, Heathland, Mountain, Moorland is the third volume in the Birdbook anthology series, celebrating over 40 hillside and upland bird species in poems and illustrations. You’ll find some well-known beaks inside and some less familiar, including the barn owl, swallow, crows and other corvids, quail, grouse and ptarmigan. Poets include David Morley, Lorraine Mariner, Christopher Reid, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Liz Berry, Hannah Lowe and Eileen Pun. Includes ‘Nightjar’, winner of the 2014 Poetry London Prize.

148pp, ISBN 978-1-909560-06-2

Please note: Due to customs issues, we can no longer ship directly to Europe. European friends, please order from our distributors at Inpress or through your local bookshop.

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There have been bird poetry anthologies before, but none has sought to cover such a full range of species as Sidekick’s Birdbook series, with poems as varied in texture and voice as the birds themselves, and illustrations that veer from the figurative to the impressionistic and back again. Birdbook: Farmland, Heathland, Mountain, Moorland pitches its readers headlong into the raucous British countryside, where dark bolts of hawk seem to pin the very sky in place, where a shock of hedgerow buzzes with spies and gossip-mongers, where corvids sweep the land like a crime scene squad, where abundant grass and gorse and dead-leaf mash affords cover to the wildest of mimics and chancers.


Safrina Ahmed, Salima Alikhan, Moniza Alvi, Zoe Eliza Arrow, Polly Atkin, Chris Beckett, Dzifa Benson, Liz Berry, Francesca Bourne, Alison Brackenbury, Erika Bülow-Osbourne, Markie Burnhope, Vahni Capildeo, James Coghill, Loïs Cordelia, Philip Cowell, Sarah Crewe, Peter Daniels, Jen Feroze, Suzanna Fitzpatrick, Kit Fryatt, Sophie Gainsley, Matt Haigh, Sarah Hesketh, Veronica Hoffmanová, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Chris Jones, Jeremy Keighley, Alice Lee, Anna Le Moine Gray, Hannah Lowe, Seán Lysaght, Edward Mackay, Lorraine Mariner, Hetti McArthur, James Midgley, David Morley, Richard Osmond, PopiRouge, Eileen Pun, Christopher Reid, Flo Reynolds, Antony Rowland, Darren Slinn, Paul Stephenson, Jon Stone, Miki Tillett and Mark Waldron.


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