Road Kill

          This is the secret fox

          Whose track crossed your path, and crossed it again

          Between your arriving and your leaving.

Road Kill is a a sequence of poems written by David Calcutt and Nadia Kingsley, which explores our relationship with the creatures of the natural world.

“…a constant celebration of the seasons and cycles of the life of the countryside…in a luminous, accessible verse – a collection to treasure.”

– Keith Sagar, author of “Literature and the Crime against Nature.”

road kill front cover

Road Kill is a journey into the secret lives of our native animals. It starts in towns, travels through suburbia, onto country roads, and then out into the woods where fact and myth may mingle.

a mole thrusts

upwards and side to side

one forelimb at a time


breast-stroke if the soil is light.

Road Kill is published by Fair Acre Press and is available now.

Road Kill Readings

David and Nadia will be reading from their book at a number of venues throughout 2013.  Readings confirmed so far are:

Tuesday 8th January: City Voices, The City Bar, Wolverhampton

Thursday 7th February: Parole Parlate, Little Venice, Worcester.

Tuesday 26th March: Poetry Bites, Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham.

Other confirmed readings at Bilston Voices and Shrewsbury Coffee House Poetry. Dates and more venues to follow.

To find out more about readings, and about how to buy a copy of Road Kill, please contact David at:

One thought on “Road Kill

  1. Looking forward to featuring “Road Kill” at Mouth and Music, Kidderminster next Tuesday 8th April.

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