Tiny Seed’s Seasonal Celebration of Inspiring Poets!
With each new season, Tiny Seed will highlight a poet who transcends the power of the word and intertwines their craft by honoring nature. Our Featured Poet, Alicia Hayden, will be highlighted in the journal (blog) on each new moon and full moon, sharing their work in a celebration of our nature-loving community.
Alicia Hayden bio:
“I am an award-winning poet and artist from North Yorkshire, with a degree in Biology from Oxford University and a love of wildlife and the natural world.
I think it is important to use creative writing and the arts to showcase the beauty of nature and why we need to protect it; and this inspired me to create and self-publish my first, illustrated wildlife poetry book “Rain before Rainbows” in 2020, of which 50% of profits go to the wildlife hospital Tiggywinkles.
My poem “Leopard” won WWF’s My True Nature under 18s poetry competition in 2011, and my poem “Vulnerable to Extinction” won Prickles & Paws’ poetry competition of the same name in 2021. I was awarded the inaugural Ingrid Beazley Award for winning the Human Impact category in David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021 for my piece “When the Whale Sang,” which accompanies my poem “The Whale’s Song.”
Links to social media/website:
Ko-Fi (buy me a coffee): https://ko-fi.com/aliciahayden
Links to book sales:
Books are also available to buy through The Little Ripon Bookshop, Ripon (UK): https://www.littleriponbookshop.co.uk/
Looks for Alicia’s Poems featured on Tiny Seed Journal this Summer/Fall 2021
August 8 – New Moon
August 22 – Full Moon
September 6 – New Moon
September 20 – Full Moon
October 6 – New Moon
October 20 – Full Moon