Very exciting news! Got my contributor copy of Birdbook I: Towns, Parks and Gardens in the post and it is AMAZING.
I'm very impressed! It's got a lovely embossed cover and colored endpages and is brimming with pairs of poems and art pieces on specific birds (of town, parks and gardens).
Dr Fulminaire says about it: "My most ambitious project yet, now come to full and bountious fruition! Over 50 British species of bird commemorated in word and image by such an array of talent as has rarely been gathered in one tightly confined space."
I have two poems in the book, for the Hedge Sparrow/Dunnock and the Buzzard. But my pieces sit alongside poems and illustrations by many other brilliant folk including:
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, 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.
You can see more samples of work and buy your copy for a mere £10 + p&p from the Sidekick Books website. Please do support this brilliant small publisher on their first 'macro-anthology' or full-length/size publication. It really is lovely and I can't wait to see the other 3 books in the series in due time!