Dr. Alice Tarbuck is the author of the poetry collection Grid and an academic working at the University of Dundee. Her work on witchcraft has been featured in 404 Ink's Nasty Women, the Dangerous Women Project, and she runs Toil and Trouble, a witchcraft course. She has been invited to speak on witchcraft as feminist practice by Scottish PEN and by Freedom TV. Additionally, she has taught workshops for the National Library of Scotland, the Scottish Poetry Library and further afield. When she was born, a white wizard came to her house to bless her, and this, she suspects, is where the trouble started.
These enchanting words make the world feel less broken. *
Emma Mitchell, author of The Wild Remedy *
Part-primer, part-chronicle; a fresh and personal account of a contemporary witch's year told with lucidity and verve. * Eley Williams, author of The Liar's Dictionary *
A Spell in the Wild is a beautiful and intimate set of reflections on the persistence and necessity of magic, not just in our mythologies but our in daily accommodations with the changing natural world. * Paraic O'Donnell *
The wise words in A Spell in the Wild offer solace for our hearts and homes in a changing world. Every reader will find themselves under her spell. * Nancy Campbell, author of The Library of Ice *
A joyful foray into wild landscapes, celebrating nature's calendar and harnessing the power of lunar phases * The Herald *