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Cosy the play

Cosy is a darkly comedic look at the joys and humiliations of getting older and how we shuffle off this mortal coil. Three generations of a dysfunctional family explore their choices in a world obsessed with eternal youth, and asks whose life (or death) is it, anyway? Not my words, I’m afraid. I find, despite […]

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Podcast on Nadia Kingsley

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Nadia Kingsley. How would you write about –the Common Mouse Ear plant, the Andromeda Galaxy, or wildlife within a project about Olympic athletes? Nadia tells us how she approaches a subject, and also treats us to some fact-based poems from Shropshire Butterflies, Lawn Lore, e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g: The history […]

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the podcast team – Tom Wentworth, producer

I’d forgotten that Tom Wentworth almost did a degree in drama. But luckily for the Maligned Species project he decided on a radio degree, at the University of Glamorgan, and achieved a first. He has been script editor in BBC’s Casualty. He has produced the Radio 4 Afternoon Drama It takes Two to Lie. He has […]

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Podcast on Andrew Fusek Peters

  Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Andrew Fusek Peters. How would you write about – a blackbird, a hare or write a poem about knitting that at its heart is about the environment? Andrew tells us how he approaches a subject, reads poems about a heron and a salmon, and reveals how […]

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Podcast on Jonathan Edwards

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Jonathan Edwards. How would you write about – a seal, a hippopotamus, your grandfather? Jonathan also treats us to poems about Houdini, the Covent Garden Theatre in 1775, his father and reveals how he approaches a subject. In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, Jonathan Edwards reads and discusses some of […]

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Podcast on Liz Lefroy

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Liz Lefroy How would you write about – Michelangelo’s David, your son’s school concert, or a busker in London? Liz tells us how she approaches a subject, and also treats us to some fact-based poems from her pamphlet Mending the Ordinary, and poems written about parts of an […]

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Podcast on Poet Tom Wentworth

    Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet and playwright Tom Wentworth How would you write about – a butterfly called the Gatekeeper, the White letter hairstreak, or even the moon? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, Tom Wentworth reads and discusses some of his poems, his scripts and how he writes.       […]

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Podcast on Poet John Siddique

  Welcome ! Here is a podcast of John Siddique   How would you write about – Derek Jarman’s garden, the four seasons in Haiku, or a moment on a bench by the river Thames? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, John Siddique reads and discusses some of his poems, and how he writes.       […]

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Podcast on Poet Emma Purshouse

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Emma Purshouse   How would you write about – a butterfly called the Essex Skipper, the fact that astrophysicists can only account for about 4% of the Universe, or the eradication of smallpox? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, Emma Purshouse reads and discusses some of her poems, and […]

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Podcast on Poet David Calcutt

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet David Calcutt How would you write about – the nature of a trout as sensed by a fisherman, a magpie if you saw it killing a chick, or two dead badgers at the side of a road? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, David Calcutt reads and discusses some […]

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