Nature Writing


The Heeding

By Rob Cowen
Illustrator - Nick Hayes

The world changed in 2020. The Heeding paints a picture of four unique seasons caught in the grip of history yet filled with moments of wonder close at hand. Collecting birds and animals, land and people together, this beautifully illustrated collection of poems helps us look again, to heed: to be attentive to this world we share, to grieve what’s lost and together seek a better and brighter tomorrow.


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About Rob Cowen

Rob Cowen is an award-winning writer, hailed as one of the UK’s most original voices on nature and place. His book Common Ground was shortlisted for the Portico, Richard Jefferies Society and Wainwright Prizes and voted one of the nation’s favourite nature books on BBC’s Winterwatch. His poems have featured on Caught By The River and in Letters to the Earth. He lives in North Yorkshire.

Nick Hayes is a writer, illustrator and printmaker. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us. He has published graphic novels with Jonathan Cape and worked for many renowned titles. He has exhibited across the country, including at the Hayward Gallery. He lives on the Kennet and Avon canal.

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