Monsters of Nature Poetry

Bookninja favourite Simon Armitage, pictured here very much not wanting his photo taken, talks about the return to nature poetry.

“It’s come about because of the obvious environmental concerns, and in recognition of this growing body of work in poetry addressing climate change and the climate crisis, sometimes directly and sometimes more indirectly,” says Armitage. “It needs more awareness around it. I also think that offering a prize might encourage more of this sort of writing.”

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