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Poetry & Beauty

What does ‘beauty’ actually mean to contemporary poets and is it still relevant to their writing or...

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Poem Show 17 – Alison Brackenbury’s Festival Choice

Alison Brackenbury chooses three outstanding poems by fellow Aldeburgh poets: Olivia McCannon’s tender and...

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Aldeburgh Pamphleteers 2013

Poems and behind-the-scenes chat from four exhilaratingly talented and distinctive new voices – Richie...

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Alice Oswald In Conversation

After her triumphant performance at The Poetry Prom in Suffolkin August 2011, Alice Oswald – in conversation...

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Seamus Heaney Poetry Prom Reading

Seamus Heaney reads poems from his last collection Human Chain at Snape Maltings Concert Hall in 2010. Download podcast

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Seamus Heaney Poetry Prom Interview

Seamus Heaney and fellow-poet and Aldeburgh Poetry Festival co-founder Michael Laskey ‘in conversation’...

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Olivia McCannon In Conversation

Olivia McCannon – winner of the 2012 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize – chats with Dean Parkin...

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Awesome Foursome In Conversation

Prior to their brilliant reading at the Bush Theatre Library in May, we sent The Poetry Trust’s Intern Leti...

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Poem Show 16 - Young Poets

Leti Mortimer, poetry editor of online magazine Inky Needles, picks three stand-out poems from Aldeburgh’s...

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Aldeburgh: Young Poets Discussion

Andrew McMillan conducts a fluent and searching conversation with Rebecca Perry, Caleb Klaces, Warsan Shire about...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Julia Copus

Shortlisted for both the Costa Award and TS Eliot Prize for her long-awaited third collection The World’s Two...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Ingrid de Kok

Pre-eminent South African poet Ingrid de Kok gives illuminating answers to Robert Seatter’s questions about...

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Aldeburgh Backchat 2012: Andrea Porter

Andrea Porter talks to Nick Patrick between her events at the 24th Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2012 about reading...

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Poem Show 15 - Andrew McMillan’s Festival Choice

Andrew McMillan, fresh from his own successful Young Poets reading at the Festival, curates a Poem Show Special by...

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Paul Durcan In Conversation

In Suffolk for a characteristically mesmerising reading at The Poetry Prom in August 2012, Paul Durcan shared some...

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Marie Howe In Conversation

Prior to her oustanding performance at The Poetry Prom in August 2012, Marie Howe had a conversation with Michael...

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Poem Show 14: Prom Poets Preview 2012

‘Speech Balloon’, ‘The Star Market’ and ‘Centre of the Universe’. Three poems...

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Kay Ryan Q & A

Naomi Jaffa asks the questions as recent US Laureate Kay Ryan, making her first appearance in the UK at Aldeburgh in...

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Poem Show 13 - Human Relationships

Three inter-generational poems from Aldeburgh 2011 about human relationships. In ‘The Lovers’, 90-year...

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Poem Show 12 - Memory & Preservation

Three memorable poems from the 2011 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival demonstrating the preservative powers of poetry....

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