Tom Hirons is a poet and storyteller. He lives with his partner on the edge of Dartmoor in the UK. In this interview we discuss his work and how as creative humans we can all express our inherent wildness through creative and magical acts.
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About Tom Hirons
Tom was born and raised on the Suffolk-Norfolk border in East Anglia,
but lived in Scotland for almost twenty years before gravitating to
Dartmoor in the Southwest of England. Tom has been storytelling publicly
for over 15 years, writing for much longer and now teaches storytelling
for Hedgespoken travelling storytelling theatre, of which he is co-founder.
Tom’s work has appeared all over the place. ‘Sometimes a Wild God’ is
fast becoming a subcultural passport or token of recognition, passing
from hand to hand and mouth to ear all about the world. ‘Nettle-Eater’
is making its own green path in the hearts of readers, and Tom is also
author of ‘Falconer’s Joy · Five Poems.’ All are published by
Tom is currently working on three new collections of poetry, two of
which should be coming out in 2020 – ‘The Queen of Heaven’ and
Essentially a cheerful fellow driven to apoplexy and grief by the
madness of our times, Tom is calmed most effectively by walking on
Dartmoor, by sleeping in the deep greenwood and by the sound of true
Tom hopes his work provokes you into a deeper relationship with this
marvellous world, or sings a remembering song to you, or inspires some
kind of cathartic fit that takes you home via the stars… There’s much to
lament and grieve, and much to be angry about and take action against,
but to be alive is an incredible thing.