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DIVERSIFLY podcast #7: Gillian Clarke

Welcome to the last-but-not-least of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. As Gillian Clarke brought her first collection out in the Nineteen Seventies I decided to throw the tricky question of what is poetry at her feet. This, and all her answers reflect her generous generous core and great passion for the Natural World, and […]

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DIVERSIFLY podcast #4: Alison Brackenbury

Welcome to the fourth of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. Alison Brackenbury lives in town. But her roots and her heart are firmly in the countryside. She talks with Nadia Kingsley about her writing process, and her family’s infuence; and she reads some of her poems. ENJOY!!!!

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DIVERSIFLY podcast #3 – David Morley

Welcome to the third of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. David Morley was a research scientist first, before becoming a University Professor in Creative Writing – and this has affected what he writes about and how he writes about a subject at a very deep level. He talks with Nadia Kingsley about “fiction” and […]

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DIVERSIFLY podcast #3: David Morley

Welcome to the third of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. David Morley was a research scientist first, before becoming a University Professor in Creative Writing – and this has affected what he writes about and how he writes about a subject at a very deep level. He talks with Nadia Kingsley about “fiction” and […]

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Keith Chandler on Poetry

On Keith Chandler’s The English Civil War Part 2: Anthony Thwaite (awarded OBE in 1992 for services to poetry): “A spellbinding book – tremendously impressive, entertaining, moving, funny. And original. These poems are always ‘about’ something.” George Szirtes, Poetry Review: “It is a humane, funny, sometimes biting, very English collection. Keith Chandler is a genuine […]

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Death, Life and Poetry

When my Mum died in September I felt an intense urgency to work on a poem that I had written the month before. I had to do it, but I was rather concerned about my behaviour, and thought maybe I was avoiding thinking about ‘things’ … but when, and only when I had finished the […]

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