Adam Horovitz: The Soil Never Sleeps

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The Soil Never Sleeps - poetry from the pasturelands of Britain - is the latest poetry collection from Adam Horovitz, author of Turning and A Thousand Laurie Lees. This new collection is driven by the need for all of us to gain a clearer understanding of our complex interactions with the natural world. As Philip Gross writes on the back cover, “Personal journal and public statement, lyric observation and prospectus for radical care of the land, this is life-writing in a fundamental sense. Like Ted Hughes’ Moortown or Sean Borodale’s Bee Journal, it is grounded in living the life, and doing the work, day by day, of a place. Unsentimental, many-angled, this is poetry to think with, not to lecture readers but ‘to open them / to the seeds of ideas’ that the earth sorely needs.” 

In conjunction with the release  we have obtained an exclusive extract which you can read by clicking the button below:

The Soil Never Sleeps (ft. illustrations by Jo Sanders) will be released on 6th January via Palewell Press ( and will be launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018, a gathering of the UK's sustainable and organic food and farming movements. Visit and pick up the latest issue of Good On Paper (out now!) to read an interview with Adam by Jill Mackay.