poems podcasts

The Poem Show 8 - Wonderful and Strange

We've plundered the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival archive to bring you a new Poem Show of the wonderful and strange....

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The Poem Show 7 - Modern Life

Three poems with a different take on the trials and tribulations of modern living. The refreshing voice of Geoff...

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Aldeburgh Takeaway 2010

We asked poets what they'd be taking away from the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Here's what Dorianne Laux, Lars...

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Aldeburgh Backchat 2010: Andrew Motion

In a reflective & open conversation, Andrew Motion discusses the moment he 'got poetry', inspirational...

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Aldeburgh Conversation 2010: Lars Gustafsson

Celebrated Swedish writer Lars Gustafsson in conversation with Robert Seatter at this year's Aldeburgh Poetry...

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The Poem Show 6 - American Special II

A highlight of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival is always the introduction of outstanding American poets. To celebrate...

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Seamus Heaney - The Poetry Prom - audience Vox Pop

Audience Vox Pop. Following the reading, audience members queuing for the book signing spoke of the ‘privilege'...

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The Poem Show 5 - Funny Poets

We're having our own Fringe Festival on The Poetry Channel this August with a new Poem Show celebrating three of the...

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All the latest from the Bard of Wimbledon

Join the Bard of Wimbledon - Matt Harvey - as he reflects on the great British sport of queuing and takes a look at...

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Join Wimbledon Poet Matt Harvey on Henman Hill

Is it Henman Hill or Murray Mound? As Matt Harvey, the first Wimbledon Championships Poet, says 'hills are fickle...

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The inside story of Afrikaans with pioneering poet Antjie Krog

South African poet Antjie Krog condenses 100 years of South African history and the poetic tradition of Afrikaans...

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Wimbledon Championships Poet 2010

Wimbledon, in collaboration with The Poetry Trust, has for the first time appointed a ‘Championships Poet' to...

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The Poem Show 4 - American Special I

This episode of the Poem Show celebrates The Poetry Trust's love of American poets. The Poetry Trust has a long...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Philip Levine (American National Poetry Month Series)

Born in 1928 in industrial Detroit, Philip Levine's familial, social and economic portrait of working class America...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Albert Goldbarth (American National Poetry Month Series)

Enjoy the phenomenal Albert Goldbarth discussing the role of the poet as a ‘conservator of ideas' against the...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Sharon Olds (American National Poetry Month)

Enjoy the inspirational Sharon Olds in conversation with British poet Michael Laskey - founder of the Aldeburgh...

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The Female Poem – does it exist?

To mark International Women's Day 2010 - Monday 8 March - we've produced a new podcast on The Female Poem. This...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Jamie McKendrick - the art of poetry translation

Jamie McKendrick is the translator of the pre-eminent Italian poet Valerio Magrelli. In this meditative conversation...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Sasha Dugdale - the art of poetry translation

Sasha Dugdale has won huge acclaim for her translations of Elena Shvarts, one of Russia's greatest contemporary...

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Aldeburgh Backchat 9: Roger Robinson

Revealing insights from Trinidadian writer Roger Robinson who reflects on his inspirational father, his outstanding...

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