Wild Poetry Anthology on sale now!

We are excited to say, our first young poet’s anthology is here and available to buy! A wonderful gift for poetry and plant lovers and a snip at £4.50!

Wild poetry brings together poetry written by young people (aged from 14 to 25) in celebration of the beauty, mystery and importance of native UK wild plants, flowers, trees and fungi. The poems have been written in response to everything from creative prompts and research (from folklore to biological information), to personal connections, and observing nature up close.

The limited edition book contains 54 poems across 70 pages, with accompanying botanical and historical information for 45 species of flowers, plants, trees and fungi.

Katharine Towers, author of The Remedies:
Painter Georgia O’Keeffe said: “We don’t really notice flowers; they are so small and we are so busy.” The poems in this anthology provide a thrilling counter-blast, bringing us up-close and personal with wild flowers and with feisty weeds defying the urban concrete, with endangered species mourning their kin, and with the first plant to have its genome sequenced.

Entirely modern, and compelling in the boldness and freshness of their language, these are poems that startle and demand to be attended to. Even more remarkable, perhaps, is to find young poets using their close encounters with plants, trees and fungi to ask complex questions about language and to find them somehow answered. 

Buying Wild Poetry

We can deliver by post, or, if you’re local, have your order waiting with the wonderful staff at Sheffield Central Children’s Library. You can pay by internet bank transfer or Paypal.

Drop us a line to wildpoetry@hivesouthyorkshire.com with: 1) the amount you’d like 2) how you’d like to pay (Paypal or bank transfer), 3) and whether you would like them posting out, or delivered to the library. We’ll get back promptly confirming the amount with details of how to pay. Postage prices and discounts for multiple copies below.

1 copy £4.50 + £1.50 pp (total £6)
2 copies £8 + £1.50 pp (total £9.50)
3 copies £12 + £1.50 pp (total £13.50)
(If you’d like to purchase more than 3 copies, do contact us for a price)
Why is it so cheap? you might ask! Because we want it to be accessible to young and old. Proceeds go back into the project.

Wild Poetry is a Get Creative Grow Wild UK project devised by young poet Eloise Unerman from Rotherham Young Writers with support from Hive South Yorkshire. Wild Poetry is a limited edition, not for profit publication.