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Feeling the Pressure
Mon 18 Feb 2008
This new British Council anthology of poetry on the theme of climate change is published this week and includes work by many NAWE members including Andrew Motion, Jean Sprackland, Philip Gross, David Morley, Graham Mort, Robyn Bolam and Maura Dooley.

Feeling the Pressure includes new work by many of Britain's leading poets, writing from highly individual perspectives but all deeply concerned about the theme of Climate Change and its implications for the world we inhabit.

Included in the book there are significant and important statements about current scientific research, provided by scientists working at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at Newcastle University.

Several of the poets featured are themselves scientists, belying the notion that art and science inhabit different worlds. All of them were either born in the UK or now work here - many as creative writing tutors, helping others to develop the means of expressing their own personal reactions and visions. This anthology does something similar, offering fresh insights into a now familiar issue and helping us to reconsider our own attitudes that may have become too formulaic. It will, hopefully, assist us in becoming both more reflective and eloquent.

"Feeling the pressure is an anthology of and for our times; it adds an urgent undercurrent to the contemplation of the relationship between man and the natural world which is so often explored through poetry".

Antonia Byatt, Director, Literature Strategy, Arts Council England

To order a copy of the anthology (priced @£7.95), please contact

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