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Richard Stewart

Richard Stewart’s poems and articles have been published in over 200 titles, ranging from Peace News and the Christian Herald to Woman Alive and The Lady.

His articles and photos have featured in such well-known magazines as RSPB Birds, The Countryman, Heritage, Home and Country, This England, Evergreen and The Observer.

Richard’s poetry has appeared in over 100 publications and these include both the Norfolk and Suffolk editions of The Poet's England.

His five published books are: The Millennium Atlas of Suffolk Butterflies, Butterfly Days, Francis, and two collections of poetry, Remembrance and Green Man.

Cover_Dark Sky Dancing

The four seasons in haiku


Dark Sky Dancing by Richard Stewart and illustrated by Anne-Marie Stewart was published by Reuben Books on 23 August 2010. It is a 40 page soft cover booklet and contains artwork from four quilts that reflect the seasons.  ISBN: 978-0-9562828-2-8. UK Price: £4.00. The book is now out-of-print.

Anne-Marie Stewart is a quilt artist, working mainly with fabrics which are surface decorated by various dyeing techniques. She has won thirteen awards in national competitions, including four first prizes. Her quilts have travelled with all the European Quilt Association Suitcase Exhibitions and her work has been juried six consecutive times into the prestigious Quilters’ Guild National Exhibitions. She has a commissioned piece in the Quilters’ Guild permanent collection and invited quilts have been shown in Australia, America and Europe. Anne-Marie has written for many national magazines and has exhibited her work at over a hundred locations in Britain. Her quilts have also featured in international books such as Fiberarts Design Books 5 and 6 and International Textile Design.



About 'Dark Sky Dancing'

Each of the four sections in the book contains twenty eight haiku, covering the seasons of the year and roughly following the day from dawn and early morning to dusk and night. The vast majority are wedded to the natural cycle of the year. A few, deliberately and conversely, comment on that other more urban world, often divorced from nature.