‘The Year of the Acorns’ (Essay)

‘The Year of the Acorns’ (Essay)

In August 2021 my essay ‘The Year of the Acorns’, dealing with the experience of defending badgers during the government cull, was published by Dark Mountain as part of their Other Kingdoms series. “A fern frond, five feet tall, brushes my cheek and I experience it as...
Toads Essay ‘Crossings’ Doubly Short-Listed

Toads Essay ‘Crossings’ Doubly Short-Listed

My essay ‘Crossings’, based on the Spring migrations of the common toad bufo bufo, was well received this winter, being short-listed in both the Future Places Environmental Essay Prize (UK) and the Van der Mey Prize for Non-Fiction (USA). I was especially pleased that...
Collaborative Plant-Based Cookbook:

Collaborative Plant-Based Cookbook:

Publication 16th August: ‘Feeding Women of the Talmud, Feeding Ourselves’ 16th August sees the publication of a lovely book I’ve been involved with – ‘Feeding Women of the Talmud, Feeding Ourselves’ (Jewish Food Hero). This international project sets out to honour 69...
‘Toads During Lockdown’ (Poem)

‘Toads During Lockdown’ (Poem)

Highly Commended in the Shepton Mallet International Open Poetry Competition judged by Mama Amazonica author Pascale Petit (February 2022), my poem ‘Toads During Lockdown’ is available to read here in the competition’s digital anthology.