The Domesday Hedge and other poems is a selection of twenty years of Steve Rudd's poetry, 1986 to 2006, including the four poems which caused him to be banned from a UK government web site during the Foot and Mouth protests of 2001. Steve Rudd has been many things: bookseller, publisher, local historian, direct mail executive (think "posh postman") but he has always written poetry.
Thankfully, very few of his early poems survive! Steve's other literary claim to fame is, during his four years in retail bookselling, once serving Philip Larkin. Unhappily for both of them, Steve mistook the great man for Eric Morecambe.
These poems explore his usual themes of loss, ageing, animals, and his love of wild places, especially England's Lake District. He has always been interested in animal welfare but became catapulted into the protests against the Foot and Mouth disease contiguous cull policy espoused by the government in 2001
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