poems podcasts

Aldeburgh Conversation: Jane Draycott

Jane Draycott in a packed 8-minute conversation with Robert Seatter at Aldeburgh 2011 touching on how good poetry...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Maurice Riordan

Maurice Riordan talks to Robert Seatter at Aldeburgh 2011 about the predicament of being an Irish poet, saying the...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe in conversation with Robert Seatter at Aldeburgh 2011, reflecting on how his writing has...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock in conversation with Robert Seatter at Aldeburgh 2011 explaining her 10 year absence from writing poems...

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Poem Show 11 – Poetry Prom Special

Three poems from the 2011 Poetry Prom’s magnificent trio of great British women poets: Helen Dunmore, Jackie...

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Philip Levine’s Journeys

A giant of American poetry and now the newly appointed US Poet Laureate, Philip Levine memorably appeared at...

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Simon Armitage In Conversation

Edited highlights of Simon Armitage’s recent sell-out evening at the Ip-Art Festival when he was on great form...

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Poets’ Hour in the Tower

At the 2010 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival we conducted an experiment – inviting poets to take an hour-long retreat...

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Poetry & Landscape with Alice Oswald

Nature and the English landscape have always been central to Alice Oswald’s concerns. Alice believes in our...

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Aldeburgh Backchat 2010: Inua Ellams

Are there parallels between writing and martial arts films? Nigerian-born Inua Ellams says definitely – both...

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Aldeburgh Backchat 2010: Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire discusses growing up in 1950s New Zealand, the sense that “real life might be happening...

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Poem Show 10 - American Special III

Three poems celebrating language in all its richness from three fine American poets. Barbara Hamby’s ‘Ode...

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Aldeburgh Close Reading: Dorianne Laux

Close Readings at Aldeburgh are one of the Festival's most popular events, where we ask a poet to talk about a...

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Aldeburgh Backchat 2010: Marie Howe

Marie Howe in conversation with Nick Patrick at the 2010 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, talking about how art gives our...

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Aldeburgh’s Open Workshop

What has 800 fingers, 160 feet and 80 heads sprouting fresh ideas and new poems? It’s the Aldeburgh Poetry...

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Aldeburgh Conversation 2010: Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker in conversation with Robert Seatter, discussing her wide range of influences – everything from...

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The Poem Show 9 - New Blood

Three poems from the 2010 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival by three of the most richly talented young poets on the UK scene....

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Aldeburgh Conversation 2010: John Glenday

John Glenday in conversation with Robert Seatter about the fourteen year incubation period for his acclaimed...

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Aldeburgh Backchat 2010: JO Morgan

JO Morgan talks about the strangeness of winning the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, the ‘deep mulling’...

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Aldeburgh Conversation 2010: Elaine Feinstein

Elaine Feinstein in conversation with Robert Seatter, discussing poetry and memoir and the transitions of her...

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