Birdbook: Towns, Parks, Gardens and Woodland


edited by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone

The first volume in Sidekick’s four-part illustrated poetry ornothopedia, now in its second printing. Over 40 species of bird celebrated in contemporary poem and illustration, including the swift, the sparrowhawk, the nightingale and all the beloved garden birds you can rattle a feeder at.

Poets include John Clegg, Roddy Lumsden, Nia Davies, Niall Campbell, Dai George, Rachael Allen and Marion McCready.

158pp, ISBN 978-0-9564164-3-8

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.

56 in stock


Poets and artists continue to be drawn to these hollow-boned sons and daughters of dinosaurs, their eccentricities and foibles, their intricate designs and virtuoso aerobatic feats that exceed the capabilities of all present technology. And since birds, poetry and illustration are as sure an alchemy as salt, mercury and sulphur, I, Dr Fulminare, have brought these three elements together in perfect unison, producing an array of contemporary work to satisfy eye, ear and imagination!


Rachael Allen, Rowyda Amin, Hannah Bagshaw, Becky Barnicoat, Simon Barraclough, Julia Bird, Niall Campbell, Michael Chance, Tom Chivers, Hanna Terese Christiansson, Monika Cilmi, John Clegg, Dave Coates, Phil Cooper, Lois Cordelia, Lorna Crabbe, Caroline Crew, Nia Davies, Lizzy Denning, Isobel Dixon, Philip Elbourne, Dai George, Matthew Gregory, Cliff Hammett, Aiko Harman, Emily Hasler, Holly Hopkins, Nicholas Hughes, i-lib, Kirsten Irving, Andrew Jamison, Amy Key, Judith Lal, Alexandra Lazar, Natalie Lazarus, Katherine Leedale, Roddy Lumsden, Edward Mackay, Marion McCready, Siofra McSherry, Matt Merritt, Kate Parkinson, Saroj Patel, Kate Potts, Richard Price, Fiona Purves, Declan Ryan, Bethany Settle, Jon Stone, Jennie Webber, James Wilkes and Chrissy Williams.