The Heeding (Paperback)
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The Heeding (Paperback)

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Paperback 112 Pages
Published: 31/03/2022
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Haunting, moving and revelatory, Cowen’s exquisite collection of 35 poems illuminating the role of nature during the pandemic captures the beauty prevalent in even the most trying of times and is adorned with Hayes’ stunningly evocative illustrations.

Longlisted for The James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2022

The world changed in 2020. Gradually at first, then quickly and irreversibly, the patterns by which we once lived altered completely.

The Heeding paints a picture of a year caught in the grip of history, yet filled with revelatory perspectives close at hand: a sparrowhawk hunting in a back street; the moon over a town with a loved-one's hand held tight; butterflies massing in a high-summer yard - the everyday wonders and memories that shape a life and help us recall our own.

Across four seasons and thirty-five luminous poems and illustrations, Rob Cowen and Nick Hayes lead us on a journey that takes its markers and signs from nature and a world filled with fear and pain but beauty and wonder too. Collecting birds, animals, trees and people together, The Heeding is a profound meditation to a time no-one will forget.

At its heart, this is a book that helps us look again, to heed: to be attentive to this world we share and this history we're living through, to be aware of how valuable and fragile we are, to grieve what's lost and to hope for a better and brighter tomorrow.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783966332
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“A Slice of Solace in Troubled Times.”

The Heeding is a beautiful collaboration between writer Rob Cowen, author of Common Ground and writer and illustrator Nick Hayes, author of The Book of Trespass. Their styles of writing and illustrating meld... More

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Kid Ferrous

“Deeply affecting lockdown-poetry”

"The Heeding" is an excellent collection of thirty-five poems by Rob Cowen, written during and inspired by the pandemic of 2020 and hauntingly Illustrated by Nick Hayes with drawings which sometimes lean... More

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“Beautiful”

Had been looking forward to this and I am currently reading it. I do not want it to end. Rob Cowen takes the raw and straw of the pandemic and spins it into gold. In the introduction he talks of his... More

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