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Another Pastoral

No Bindings

What does nature poetry read like when it reflects the experiences of People of Colour? We intend to explore this question by creating Another Pastoral, a publication that intersects print, audio and…


A collage of images of the natural landscape and people of colour. On the right side are images of nature, and on the left side are close ups of people's faces. In the top right corner is the title of the project, Another Pastoral, in white text.

Another Pastoral

Made by

Lily Green

Combining workshops, making books + making podcasts to co-produce multimedia literature + events with frequently underrepresented voices

Working with

Tjawangwa Dema

Tjawangwa Dema / TJ Dema is a poet, arts administrator, teaching artist, and an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Department of English at the University of Bristol. The Careless Seamstress (University of Nebraska Press, 2019) won the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry. TJ is a board member for the Bristol Poetry Institute, African Poetry Book Fund, and Lyra Festival. She co-produces the Africa Writes – Bristol festival.

What does nature poetry read like when it reflects the experiences of People of Colour?

We intend to explore this question by creating Another Pastoral, a publication that intersects print, audio and archiving in order to change the canon of nature writing through the visibility, connection and publication of narratives from Black people and People of Colour in the UK.

Another Pastoral is a collaboration between No Bindings and poet Tjawangwa Dema, winner of the Sillerman Prize for African Poetry and co-director of the Africa Writes Bristol literature festival.

The first audio instalment of Another Pastoral has been made as part of New Creatives, a talent development scheme supported by Arts Council England and BBC Arts, delivered in the South West by Calling The Shots.


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