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Don Paterson talks to Colette Bryce
Feb 24 • 31 min
Don Paterson talks to Colette Bryce, poet and guest editor of the winter 2019 issue of the Review, about the “dark comedy” of his forthcoming collection Zonal – the inspiration he took from watching old episodes of The Twilight Zone, the freedom of a long…
The Gift by Clare Pollard
Dec 11, 2019 • 2 min
Each year, the Mayor of Oslo, Norway gifts a Christmas tree to the United Kingdom, in commemoration of the two countries’ co-operation in the Second World War. The tree then makes the journey to Trafalgar Square in London, where it’s on display throughout…
Mark Waldron talks to Emily Berry
Dec 4, 2019 • 29 min
In a conversation that will lighten spirits and fire up brain cells, Emily Berry talks to Mark Waldron in the latest Poetry Review podcast. They discuss children’s books, the theatre and performance, Beckett, Ashbery and “meant silliness”. “I like mixing…
Stephen Sexton & Kirsten Irving talk poetry and video games
Oct 17, 2019 • 45 min
Stephen Sexton’s debut collection If All the World and Love Were Young (Penguin, 2019), navigates childhood, memory, grief and loss through the prism of classic 16-bit video game Super Mario World. Kirsten Irving is a poet and co-editor of Sidekick Books,…
Mind the caesura: Poems on the Underground readings
Oct 3, 2019 • 6 min
Mona Arshi, Imtiaz Dharker, Maura Dooley and John Hegley read poems of theirs all of which were published onto the walls of London’s Tube carriages as part of the popular Poems on the Underground scheme. The four poets also read work by W.B. Yeats,…
National Poetry Competition: Mona Arshi and Wayne Holloway-Smith on writing a prize winning poem
Sep 11, 2019 • 40 min
Mona Arshi, one of three judges in the 2019 National Poetry Competition, joins Wayne Holloway-Smith, the winner of the 2018 National Poetry Competition, to talk to Oliver Fox about what makes a successful poem. They discuss two prize winning poems from…
Ilya Kaminsky talks to Emily Berry
Aug 16, 2019 • 35 min
In the latest Poetry Review podcast, Emily Berry talks to Ilya Kaminsky, author of the astonishing and internationally acclaimed collection Deaf Republic. Their conversation ranges across political poetry (only in English do people try to divide poetry…
The 2019 Poem-A-Thon: Part 5
Jul 25, 2019 • 102 min
On Saturday 18 May 2019, The Poetry Society hosted an all day poetry fundraising extravaganza, including a 10 hour sponsored poetry reading from a line-up of 60 poets. This is part 5 of 5 - you can listen to the first 8 (!) hours of the reading in parts…
National Poetry Competition 40th Anniversary Readings: Part 2
Jul 16, 2019 • 60 min
A live recording of the National Poetry Competition 40th Anniversary Readings at Kings Place, held on 20th March 2019 featuring, featuring Caleb Parkin, Geraldine Clarkson, Mary Jean Chan, Fran Lock, Liz Berry, Mark Pajak, Stephen Sexton, Sinéad…
National Poetry Competition 40th Anniversary Readings: Part 1
Jul 16, 2019 • 49 min
A live recording of the National Poetry Competition 40th Anniversary Readings at Kings Place, held on 20th March 2019 featuring, featuring Caleb Parkin, Geraldine Clarkson, Mary Jean Chan, Fran Lock, Liz Berry, Mark Pajak, Stephen Sexton, Sinéad…
Rachel Long, Chicago Youth Poet Laureates and Foyle Young Poets
Jul 5, 2019 • 53 min
Rachel Long speaks to recent Foyle winners Em Power and Fiy Oladipo, and Chicago Youth Poet Laureates Kara Jackson, Natalie Rose Richardson and Patricia Frazier, about what it means to be a young poet, what UK and American poets can learn from one…
The Poem-A-Thon Part 4
Jun 28, 2019 • 125 min
On Saturday 18 May 2019, The Poetry Society hosted an all day poetry fundraising extravaganza, including a 10 hour sponsored poetry reading from a line-up of 60 poets. This is part 4, comprising hours 7-8 of the event. See below for the timings of…
Denise Riley talks to Emily Berry
Jun 6, 2019 • 28 min
In a brilliant, wide-ranging discussion with Emily Berry, Editor of The Poetry Review, the celebrated poet Denise Riley talks about the art of composition – of indifferent mechanicals and of jigsaws pieced into sense from the edge pieces, confessional…
The 2019 Poem-A-Thon: Part 3
May 29, 2019 • 124 min
On Saturday 18 May 2019, The Poetry Society hosted an all day poetry fundraising extravaganza, including a 10 hour sponsored poetry reading from a line-up of 60 poets. This is part 3, comprising hours 4-6 of the event. You can listen to parts 1 and 2 on…
The 2019 Poem-A-Thon: Part 2
May 28, 2019 • 109 min
On Saturday 18 May 2019, The Poetry Society hosted an all day poetry fundraising extravaganza, including a 10 hour sponsored poetry reading from a line-up of 60 poets. This is part 2, comprising hours 2-4 of the event. You can listen to part 1 on…
The 2019 Poem-A-Thon: Part 1
May 23, 2019 • 124 min
*Soundcloud listeners: please tag poets/readings/poems using the comments feature during playback - this will help us create an index people can use to navigate this podcast in all its enormity. Thanks!!!* On Saturday 18 May 2019, The Poetry Society…
Mary Jean Chan reads ‘The Window’
May 23, 2019 • 1 min
To celebrate the poem’s shortlisting for the 2019 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, Mary Jean Chan reads ‘The Window’, which was first published as the 2nd prize winner in the 2017 National Poetry Competition. You can find the poem, and enter the…
Will Harris talks to Emily Berry
Mar 14, 2019 • 25 min
Will Harris, Poetry Review contributor and the most recent winner of the Arts Foundation poetry fellowship, started writing poetry when it wasn’t cool. Here, he talks to Review Editor Emily Berry about discovering dreams as inspiration, Emily Bronte, the…
W.S. Graham reads ‘The Constructed Space’
Feb 1, 2019 • 2 min
Recorded in his Cornwall home in the 1970s, W.S. Graham, “solitary pioneer at the edge of language”, reads his celebrated poem ‘The Constructed Space’. Graham’s centenary was celebrated in 2018. Join us at bit.ly/wsgevent to hear more. Author photo ©…
W.S. Graham reads ‘I Leave This At Your Ear’
Feb 1, 2019 • 1 min
Recorded in his Cornwall home in the 1970s, W.S. Graham, “solitary pioneer at the edge of language”, reads his poem ‘I Leave This At Your Ear’. Graham’s centenary was celebrated in 2018. Join us at bit.ly/wsgevent to hear more. Author photo © Estate of…
Look Into My Lights by Joseph Coelho
Dec 19, 2018 • 1 min
Acclaimed children’s poet Joseph Coelho performs his new poem ‘Look Into My Lights’, with images dreamt up by London schoolchildren. This poem was commissioned by The Poetry Society for the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree 2018 and you can read the text…
sam sax & the 2018 SLAMbassadors masterclass in conversation with Joelle Taylor
Dec 14, 2018 • 38 min
sam sax, American poet and queer Jewish icon, chats to Joelle Taylor about starting out performing in loud bars, reads his poem ‘Haematology’, and shares a brand new poem about the devastating California wildfires. Plus, the tough poetry questions are put…
Chelsey Minnis talks to Emily Berry
Oct 15, 2018 • 34 min
Listen in on influential US poet Chelsey Minnis, author of Poemland, Zirconia, Foxina, Bad Bad and the just-published Baby, I Don’t Care, in a highly entertaining interview with Poetry Review editor Emily Berry. Their conversation ranges across Chelsey’s…
Raymond Antrobus talks to Emily Berry
Aug 27, 2018 • 31 min
“I have so many anecdotes and stories [about] how d/Deaf people are excluded from cultural events and how much harder they/we/I have had to work to access culture. I am trying to write into those disconnections and create new bridges.” Raymond Antrobus,…
Will Harris reads ‘SAY’
May 24, 2018 • 6 min
Congratulations to Will Harris, who reads here his poem ‘SAY’. First published in The Poetry Review, Winter 2017, it has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem .
Fiona Benson talks to Emily Berry
May 3, 2018 • 31 min
“I think shame is very unhelpful, that taboos can be very unhelpful – maybe we should try and be as brave as our poems.” Fiona Benson, author of the prize-winning collection Bright Travellers, talks to Review Editor Emily Berry, about her new collection…
Joelle Taylor in conversation with Danez Smith, Anthony Anaxagorou, Jay Bernard and Imani Robinson
Feb 8, 2018 • 25 min
Note: This podcast contains some strong language from the start. In this collaboration between The Poetry Society, Poet in the City and Out-Spoken, Joelle Taylor brings together of the biggest names on the British and American spoken word scenes about the…
Rob Auton - Letter From Father Christmas
Dec 18, 2017 • 5 min
In this bonus festive mini-podcast, poet, comedian, and hair-laden storyteller Rob Auton reads ‘Letter From Father Christmas’. This reading is taken from a longer discussion with Joelle Taylor. You can find the full interview on The Poetry Society’s…
Julian Stannard talks to Emily Berry
Dec 12, 2017 • 34 min
In our most festive podcast yet, Julian Stannard reads his poems ‘Boxing Day’, ‘Buddhism’ and ‘Pigs in Suffolk’, and talks about the strange theatre of the dining room: Italy, his mother, Christmas and trifle; bleak poems that end up being humorous; poets…
Emily Berry talks to Ishion Hutchinson
Nov 22, 2017 • 33 min
“Poetry is an inner armour available to anyone,” says the celebrated Jamaican poet Ishion Hutchinson in this latest in The Poetry Review podcast series. In conversation with Review Editor Emily Berry, Hutchinson talks about his influences (citing Donne,…
Joelle Taylor in conversation with Rob Auton
Oct 19, 2017 • 36 min
SLAMbassadors Artistic Director Joelle Taylor speaks to poet, comedian and all-around stagesmith Rob Auton about becoming one of the spoken word scene’s most recognisable (and hairiest) faces, as one of the masterminds behind legendary live poetry night…
Hegley on his new book
Oct 18, 2017 • 0 min
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Hegley on words
Oct 18, 2017 • 0 min
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Hegley on what to expect at New Poems/Old Drawings
Oct 18, 2017 • 0 min
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Hegley on potatoes
Oct 18, 2017 • 0 min
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Hegley on ukuleles and mandolins
Oct 18, 2017 • 0 min
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New Poems/Old Drawings - A Preview
Oct 18, 2017 • 2 min
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The Poetry Review: Jen Campbell on Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back
Oct 2, 2017 • 8 min
These are our words: Jen Campbell reviews the anthology Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka, Daniel Sluman and published by Nine Arches, which examines the poetics of D/deaf and disabled…
Gillian Allnutt talks to Emily Berry
Jun 1, 2017 • 24 min
‘You listen for the poem to say itself’ Emily Berry talks to Gillian Allnutt about meditation, fragmentation and the ‘hinterland’ of the poem. To connect with more poetry, visit poetrysociety.org.uk
Jane Yeh talks to Sarah Howe
Feb 17, 2017 • 21 min
The prize-wining American poet Jane Yeh, author of Marabou and The Ninjas (both Carcanet) talks to Sarah Howe, co-editor of the winter issue of The Poetry Review. They discuss Yeh’s use of dramatic monologue and the often fantastical personas she adopts…
Jacob Polley reads ‘Applejack’ from Jackself
Jan 18, 2017 • 2 min
Jacob Polley reads his poem ‘Applejack’ from his latest Jackself, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize 2016. The poem was first published in The Poetry Review, 106:3, autumn 2016, co-edited by Kayo Chingonyi and Maurice Riordan. To connect with more poetry,…
Jacob Polley talks to Kayo Chingonyi
Jan 18, 2017 • 27 min
Jacob Polley, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize 2016, talks to Kayo Chingonyi, co-editor of the autumn issue of The Poetry Review, about his Eliot prize-winning collection, Jackself. “The self is at the root of all my work, but maybe my work springs from the…
Basil Bunting: a discussion by Don Share, Paul Batchelor and Matthew Sperling
Nov 28, 2016 • 64 min
Writing in The Poetry Review, Paul Batchelor described the publication of The Poems of Basil Bunting (Faber), edited by Don Share, as “a major event”. “It is to be hoped,” he continued, “that this excellent edition will mark a turning point in Bunting’s…
Joelle Taylor in conversation with Sabrina Mahfouz
Oct 25, 2016 • 20 min
SLAMbassadors Artistic Director Joelle Taylor speaks to poet Sabrina Mahfouz in this Poetry Society podcast, to discuss How You Might Know Me, Sabrina’s new poetic exploration of women who work in the sex industry. They also speak on the surprising ways…
Joelle Taylor in conversation with Salena Godden
Oct 21, 2016 • 33 min
Joelle Taylor chats to spoken word artist Salena Godden about the UK’s spoken word poetry scene, past present and future, as well as her experience with the recent BBC iPlayer documentary ‘We Belong Here’. Salena also reads and discusses her poem…
Jen Hadfield on Maria Merian, death and her poem ‘The Lantern Fly’
Jul 5, 2016 • 14 min
Jen Hadfield was commissioned by The Poetry Society and the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, to write her poem, ‘The Lantern Fly’, inspired by an exhibition of paintings by the German artist and entomologist Maria Merian. She talks to Judith Palmer…
Jen Hadfield reads ‘The Lantern Fly’
Jun 20, 2016 • 1 min
Listen to Jen Hadfied’s entrancing reading of her new poem, ‘The Lantern Fly’, commissioned by The Poetry Society and the Royal Collection Trust, and inspired by Maria Sibylla Merian’s painting of a lantern fly. The exhibition of Merian’s paintings, Maria…
Emily Berry talks to Maurice Riordan
Apr 5, 2016 • 16 min
Emily Berry, who will jointly edit the summer 2016 issue of The Poetry Review, talks to Maurice Riordan about taste, humour and subverting conventional power relationships. They discuss her Forward Prize-winning debut collection, Dear Boy, and shift in…
Frank Ormsby talks to Maurice Riordan
Mar 17, 2016 • 28 min
Frank Ormsby was Editor of The Honest Ulsterman during one of the most illustrious phases of Irish poetry. He talks about the involvement of poets such as Heaney, Longley, Carson and Muldoon, and his own long career as a writer. His poems – modest,…
Iain Galbraith discusses translating ‘December 1914’ by Jan Wagner
Dec 16, 2015 • 7 min
Iain Galbraith reads ‘December 1914’ from his Popescu Prize winning translation of Jan Wagner’s collection Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees, published by Arc Publications. The Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize is awarded biennially by The Poetry…
Iain Galbraith reads ‘December 1914’ by Jan Wagner
Dec 16, 2015 • 2 min
Ian Galbraith reads ‘December 1914’ in the original German and from his Popescu Prize winning translation of Jan Wagner’s collection Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees, published by Arc Publications. The Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize is…
Anne Stokes discusses translating Sarah Kirsch and reads ‘Earth’
Dec 16, 2015 • 2 min
Anne Stokes reads ‘Earth’ from her Popescu Prize shortlisted translation of Sarah Kirsch’s collection Ice Roses: Selected Poems, published by Carcanet. The Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize has been awarded biennially by The Poetry Society for a…
David Constantine reads ‘When I Left You, Afterwards…’ by Bertolt Brecht
Dec 16, 2015 • 0 min
David Constantine reads ‘When I Left You, Afterwards…’ from his Popescu Prize shortlisted translation of Bertolt Brecht’s collection Love Poems, published by Liveright. The Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize has been awarded biennially by The…
Tom Kuhn reads ‘Discovery about a Young Woman’ by Bertolt Brecht
Dec 16, 2015 • 1 min
Tom Kuhn reads ‘Discovery about a Young Woman’ from his Popescu Prize shortlisted translation of Bertolt Brecht’s collection Love Poems, published by Liveright. The Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize has been awarded biennially by The Poetry…
Susan Wicks reads ‘The Poems for Jacques’ by Valérie Rouzeau
Dec 16, 2015 • 1 min
Susan Wicks reads ‘The Poem for Jacques’ from her Popescu Prize shortlisted translation of Valérie Rouzeau’s collection Talking Vrouz, published by Arc Publications. The Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize has been awarded biennially by The Poetry…
Helen Mort talks to Editor Maurice Riordan
Dec 10, 2015 • 22 min
Helen Mort talks to Maurice Riordan about writing and the problem of observation; Jeremy Deller’s Battle of Orgreave and her poem ‘Scab’; writing on the run; neuroscience, Norman MacCaig, John Burnside and Paul Muldoon, and how writing her first novel is…
After Awater: Jane Draycott on an enigmatic masterpiece
Dec 9, 2015 • 10 min
‘Awater’, written by Martinus Nijhoff in 1934, is considered the great Dutch modernist poem. Hailed by Brodsky as “the future of poetry”, it is still barely known outside the Netherlands. In it, the poet-narrator trails his mysterious neighbour – Awater –…
Paul Nemser on the National Poetry Competition
Sep 4, 2015 • 19 min
US poet Paul Nemser was delighted to have been commended in the The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition – “an opportunity to have one’s work looked at [anonymously] by very, very good poets”. He spoke to Mike Sims about being taught by Robert…
Zaffar Kunial talks to Maurice Riordan
Aug 12, 2015 • 15 min
“I’m struck by the meaninglessness of words, how slippery they are and yet I also want to believe in them. I’m left stuck between the two.” Zaffar Kunial talks to Maurice Riordan about all his successes in 2014: winning the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize, his…
Atlantic Exchange: Don Share talks to Maurice Riordan
Jul 3, 2015 • 16 min
Don Share, editor of Poetry, talks to Maurice Riordan, editor of The Poetry Review, about their magazines’ latest exchange of American and British poems, and how writers and readers on both sides of the Atlantic benefit from wider exposure to the two…
Kevin Patrick McCarthy - Enough Sky
Jun 12, 2015 • 1 min
‘Enough Sky’ was commended in The Poetry Society’s 2014 National Poetry Competition. From the judges: ‘From the start, ‘Enough Sky’ impresses with its tight lyricism and careful adjectives. It is delightfully elusive and warrants repeated reading. A poem…
‘May Books Be Your Courage’ by Orla Owen, YPN Reading Agency mini writing comp winner
May 12, 2015 • 1 min
Orla was one of the winners of the Young Poets Network mini writing competition with the Reading Agency, to write a poem about reading. http://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/2015/03/17/writing-about-reading-the-latest-mini-competition/
Kei Miller reads ‘Place Name: Oracabessa’
Apr 17, 2015 • 3 min
Working in collaboration with Royal Collection Trust, The Poetry Society commissioned Forward Prize winning poet Kei Miller to create a new poem. Place Name – Oracabessa, skilfully unites the themes of Gold and Journeys and follows the form of Miller’s…
Paul Muldoon talks to Maurice Riordan
Feb 5, 2015 • 22 min
“Many writers write not because they’re fluent or because they have any kind of ability in a language but for the exact opposite reason.” Paul Muldoon talks to Maurice Riordan, Editor of The Poetry Review, about Heaney, Beckett and Joyce, and reads ‘A…
Kim Addonizio talks to Maurice Riordan
Dec 2, 2014 • 20 min
US poet Kim Addonizio talks to Maurice Riordan, Editor of The Poetry Review, about riffing on the canon and traditional forms, her view that “emotional experience is the essence of any art” and how “the best humour is also dark and traffics with something…
‘Dissolving into Crazy’ by Rose Swainston, YPN Edith Sitwell challenge winner
Jul 11, 2014 • 4 min
Rose was one of the winners of the Young Poets Network Edith Sitwell challenge. http://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/2014/03/24/edith-sitwell-eccentricity-and-sounds-new-writing-challenge/
Linda France, National Poetry Competition 2013 winner, on prize-winning poems
Jul 1, 2014 • 17 min
Linda France, winner of the National Poetry Competition 2013, presented by the Poetry Society, talks about her why entering competitions is so worthwhile, which poems she enters and why, how the competition connects the world of poetry and why anonymity…
Simon Armitage talks to Maurice Riordan
Jun 30, 2014 • 21 min
Simon Armitage talks about his writing home – his teenager’s bedroom in Marsden, West Yorkshire, of taking poetry out into the world on long walks, on the radio and in the theatre – the “go anywhere artform” in Les Murray’s phrase. He also talks about…
Michael Hofmann reads ‘Baselitz and his Generation’
Jun 24, 2014 • 3 min
This poem was specially commissioned by the British Museum, London, in partnership with the Poetry Society. It was inspired by the exhibition, ‘Germany Divided: Baselitz & his generation’, at the British Museum, London, 2014.…
Sam Riviere reads his poem, ‘untitled’
Jun 24, 2014 • 3 min
This poem was specially commissioned by the British Museum, London, in partnership with the Poetry Society. It was inspired by the exhibition, ‘Germany Divided: Baselitz & his generation’, at the British Museum, London, 2014.…
Kathryn Maris reads ‘The House with Only an Attic and a Basement’
Jun 24, 2014 • 2 min
This poem was specially commissioned by the British Museum, London, in partnership with the Poetry Society. It was inspired by the exhibition, ‘Germany Divided: Baselitz & his generation’, at the British Museum, London, 2014.…
Adlestrop - read by Lance Pierson
Jun 20, 2014 • 1 min
Adlestrop - read by Lance Pierson by The Poetry Society
The Blackbirds Come by Kim Rooney
Jun 17, 2014 • 0 min
The Blackbirds Come by Kim Rooney by The Poetry Society
Adlestrop, read by Katrina Naomi
Jun 17, 2014 • 1 min
Adlestrop, read by Katrina Naomi by The Poetry Society
Steve Ely talks to Maurice Riordan
Apr 16, 2014 • 18 min
Join poets Steve Ely and Maurice Riordan in a sparkling discussion about Ely’s current and forthcoming collections, his guiding spirits Hughes, Hill and Heaney, his “alternative England” and fighting 500-year-old battles in history, politics and religion,…
Jack Underwood talks to Maurice Riordan
Feb 12, 2014 • 23 min
Jack Underwood talks to Maurice Riordan about the development of his work and the transition from pamphlet to a full collection, how there are just ten “really good” poems, Simon Armitage, Elizabeth Bishop, Frank O’Hara and Charles Simic, the latest…
Adam Bridgland on his show ‘Fables’
Jan 16, 2014 • 13 min
Artist Adam Bridgland talks to Mike Sims about his Poetry Café exhibition,’Fables’, the inspiration of song lyrics, caravans, picnics, printmaking and Pop Art.
Mark Doty interviewed by Richard Scott
Dec 18, 2013 • 32 min
In an absorbing exchange, acclaimed US poet Mark Doty talks to Richard Scott about some of his most famous poems, the gay experience in literature, the inspiration of Cavafy and Rilke, Doty’s new Whitman project, and grieving, courage and desire.
Colette Bryce talks to Maurice Riordan, Poetry Review podcast, autumn 2013
Dec 9, 2013 • 13 min
Colette Bryce talks to Maurice Riordan, Editor of Poetry Review, about “omphalos”, Seamus Heaney’s idea of the place that is central to a poet’s imaginative world. They discuss Bryce’s work in relation to Northern Ireland, the Troubles, Sylvia Plath and…
Popescu: Peter Manson reads Stéphane Mallarmé
Dec 4, 2013 • 2 min
Peter Manson reads from The Poems in Verse by Stéphane Mallarmé (Miami University Press), which he translated from French. The book was shortlisted for the 2013 Popescu Prize for Poetry in Translation, organised by the Poetry Society.
Colette Bryce ‘The Full Indian Rope Trick’
Dec 2, 2013 • 1 min
Colette Bryce reads her poem ‘The Full Indian Rope Trick’ at the Autumn 2013 Poetry Review launch party in November 2013.
Popescu: Lorna Shaughnessy reads Manuel Rivas
Dec 2, 2013 • 2 min
Lorna Shaughnessy reads from The Disappearance of Snow by Manuel Rivas (Shearsman), which she translated from Galician. The book was shortlisted for the 2013 Popescu Prize for Poetry in Translation, organised by the Poetry Society.
Popescu: Ciaran Carson reads Arthur Rimbaud
Dec 2, 2013 • 4 min
Ciaran Carson reads from In the Light Of, after Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud (The Gallery Press), which he translated from French. The book was shortlisted for the 2013 Popescu Prize for Poetry in Translation, organised by the Poetry Society.
Mark Doty ‘A Green Crab’s Shell’
Nov 26, 2013 • 1 min
‘A Green Crab’s Shell’ by Mark Doty. Published in Atlantis (Cape Poetry, 1996). Recorded in the Poetry Society studio, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX, on Tuesday 8 October.
Sam Willetts talks to Patrick McGuinness in the Poetry Society podcast for ‘Poetry &’
Jul 24, 2013 • 28 min
Patrick McGuinness, poet, novelist and Guest Editor of Poetry Review, talks to Sam Willetts, contributor to the summer 2013 issue, ‘Poetry &’. Recorded at St Anne’s College, Oxford, June 2013. Produced by Michael Sims and Michael Umney.
Gerald Mangan ‘Thomas, the Mystical Cat’
Jul 17, 2013 • 2 min
Poet and artist Gerald Mangan reads a ‘lost’ Eliot poem in the Poetry Café, London, as part of his exhibition, ‘Gerald Mangan: Caricatures’
Anne Gray ‘Terminally Ill’
Jul 11, 2013 • 1 min
Ann Gray reads ‘Terminally Ill’. The recording was made before her joint reading with US poet Matthew Dickman at the Poetry Cafe, London, on 23 May 2013.
Anne Gray ‘WTBTY’
Jul 11, 2013 • 2 min
Ann Gray reads ‘Will this be the year?’. The recording was made after Anne’s joint reading with US poet Matthew Dickman at the Poetry Cafe, London, on 23 May 2013.
Matthew Dickman ‘Long Division’
Jul 11, 2013 • 1 min
Matthew Dickman reads ‘Long Division’. The recording was made after Matthew’s joint reading with the British poet Ann Gray at the Poetry Cafe, London, on 23 May 2013.
Matthew Dickman ‘Alley Poem’
Jun 25, 2013 • 1 min
Matthew Dickman reads ‘Alley Poem’. The recording was made after Matthew’s joint reading with the British poet Ann Gray at the Poetry Cafe, London, on 23 May 2013.
Anne Gray ‘Joy’
Jun 25, 2013 • 2 min
Anne Gray reads ‘Joy’, commended in the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition. The recording was made before her joint reading with US poet Matthew Dickman at the Poetry Cafe, London, on 23 May 2013.
Moniza Alvi & Esther Morgan talk anonymity in this Poetry Society podcast
May 8, 2013 • 20 min
Publication in Poetry Review is generally a cause for celebration and fanfare. So how did Esther Morgan and Moniza Alvi. Guest Editors of the spring 2013 issue, ‘The Anonymous Invitation’, persuade eight established poets to publish their work without a…
Steve Tasane- Grumblebum poem
Apr 12, 2013 • 3 min
This poem for children, written and narrated by poet Steve Tasane, can be used in the classroom for sharing storytelling and performance poems. The Poetry Society’s Poetryclass ‘The art of remembering by heart’ lesson plan, available on the Poetry Society…
Bernardine Evaristo, Warsan Shire, Richard Scott, Sophie Mayer & Ed Doegar - Poetry Society podcast
Mar 8, 2013 • 37 min
A fascinating conversation between Bernardine Evaristo, Guest Editor of Poetry Review, and contributing poets Edward Doegar, Sophie Mayer, Richard Scott and Warsan Shire, about ‘Offending Frequencies’, the winter 2012 issue of Poetry Review. Recorded at…