Patrick John Pearson is a South African-born writer, speaker and artist, currently living in the Highlands of Scotland. He is presently completing a novel concerned with the deeper aspects of Rewilding, called Rewilding Richard. Patrick was a speaker at the 2016 TEDx Inverness, with his talk entitled The Accidental Poetry of Extinction. The upcoming book of poetry of the same name, mentioned in the TEDx talk, is a set of fifteen sonnets describing meetings between humans in the British Isles of Palaeolithic times and animals subsequently rendered extinct in Britain or worldwide.