School of Poetry

School of Poetry
‘School of Poetry’ is a podcast dedicated to discussing and analysing the good – and the not so good – within the world of poetry. With fresh poems and new themes to discuss in each episode, Loughborough University’s Dr Oli Tearle and other gues

8 - AI Poetry, Unexpected Coal-Trucks and Milton
Jun 8 • 51 min
Oli and guests discuss John Milton’s ‘On His Blindness’ (‘When I consider how my light is spent’), poetry by artificial intelligence that is ‘So Bad, It’s Good’ and a (not so) contemporary poem by Carolyn Forché - ‘The Visitor’.
7 - Transport, Autogeddon and Fire Eating with Bob Hoskins
Oct 30, 2019 • 55 min
Dr Oliver Tearle hosts another episode of ‘School of Poetry’, and is joined by returning guests Dr Sarah Parker and Dr Andrew Dix to discuss transport poetry.
6 - Poets and their Pets, including Cats, Dogs and Byron’s Bear…
Aug 14, 2019 • 68 min
School of Poetry’s second episode of season two looks at poets and their pets
5 - First poems, a Beautiful Bowel Movement and is rap poetry?
Mar 21, 2019 • 72 min
Dr Oli Tearle and co are back for another season of School of Poetry, kicking off on World Poetry Day with a bumper edition
4 - Treasonous Mince Pies, Bleak Midwinters… and Not So Happy Christmas
Dec 12, 2018 • 49 min
Dr Oli Tearle is joined by Dr Sara Read and Dr Barbara Cooke for the School of Poetry Christmas special…
3 - Brontë, Break-ups and Royal Raps
Sep 18, 2018 • 47 min
Dr Oli Tearle and guests Dr Sarah Parker and Dr Claire O’Callaghan discuss Emily Jane Bronte, Iris Tree and a Royal rap poem…
2 - Cat Poetry, Dickinson, Symons and Why ‘Plop and Flop’ Lacks Tragic Grandeur
Jun 1, 2018 • 56 min
Returning for the second episode of ‘School of Poetry’, host Dr Oli Tearle is accompanied by guests Dr Carol Bolton and Dr Nick Freeman to discuss Emily Dickinson, cats and share a laugh over our ‘So Bad, It’s Good’ moment.
1 - Spring, a ‘Dairy Ode’ and Leicestershire Poetry
Mar 21, 2018 • 46 min
As March draws to a close, host Dr Oli Tearle is accompanied by guests Dr Sarah Parker and Dr Kerry Featherstone to contemplate the theme of spring.
School of Poetry - Welcome
Mar 12, 2018 • 0 min
A welcome to the School of Poetry podcast, which launches on World Book Day, 21 March 2018