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The Faber Poetry Podcast is a twice-monthly podcast bringing together some of the most exciting voices from the world of poetry, curated, produced and presented by poets Rachael Allen and Jack Underwood.

Whether you're a devotee or a newcomer to verse, join Rachael and Jack for lively conversation with their studio guests and audio postcards sent by acclaimed poets from around the globe.

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The Faber Poetry Podcast is a twice-monthly podcast bringing together some of the most exciting voices from the world of poetry, curated, produced and presented by poets Rachael Allen and Jack Underwood.

Whether you're a devotee or a newcomer to verse, join Rachael and Jack for lively conversation with their studio guests and audio postcards sent by acclaimed poets from around the globe.

    Episode 12: Daljit Nagra & Nisha Ramayya

    Episode 12: Daljit Nagra & Nisha Ramayya

    We can’t believe we’ve come to the end of our second series [sad face]... In this extended final episode, Jack and Rachael have fun chatting with guests Daljit Nagra and Nisha Ramayya in the studio and there are audio postcards from Aria Aber and Jericho Brown, as well as poems from our two presenters.
    Thank you to all our listeners – we hope you've enjoyed our second series. Remember to rate and review us and make sure you subscribe so you don't miss future episodes of the podcast.
    Show notes 
    Studio guests
    DALJIT NAGRA has published four poetry collections with Faber & Faber, including his most recent, British Museum (https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571333745-british-museum.html) . He has won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem and Best First Collection, the South Bank Show Decibel Award and the Cholmondeley Award. His books have been nominated for the Costa Prize and twice for the T. S. Eliot Prize, and he has been selected as a New Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society. He is the inaugural Poet-in-Residence for Radio 4 & 4 Extra, and presents a weekly programme, Poetry Extra (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qdjcn) , on Radio 4 Extra. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was elected to its Council, and is a trustee of the Arvon Trust. He teaches at Brunel University, London.
    NISHA RAMAYYA is a poet and lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen Mary University of London. Her book, States of the Body Produced by Love (https://ignota.org/collections/featured/products/states-of-the-body-produced-by-love-by-nisha-ramayya) , is published by Ignota (2019). She has published three pamphlets: Notes on Sanskrit (2015) and Correspondences (2016) with Oystercatcher Press, and In Me The Juncture (https://sadpresspoetry.com/our-books/) (2019) with Sad Press. Threads (https://clinic-publishing.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/threads) , a creative-critical pamphlet co-authored with Sandeep Parmar and Bhanu Kapil, is published by clinic. She is a member of the 'Race & Poetry & Poetics in the UK' research group and the interdisciplinary practice-as-research group Generative Constraints.
    Audio postcards featured in this episode
    ‘Reading Rilke in Berlin’, written and read by Aria Aber. The poem is taken from Aria Aber’s new book, Hard Damage (https://www.ariaaber.com/hard-damage-1) (University of Nebraska Press, 2019). 
    ‘Stand’, written and read by Jericho Brown. Jericho Brown’s most recent collection, The Tradition (https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/jericho-brown/the-tradition/9781529020472) , is out now from Picador and is a 2019 National Book Award for Poetry finalist.
    About the presenters
    RACHAEL ALLEN is the poetry editor at Granta, co-editor at the poetry press clinic and of online journal tender. A pamphlet of her poems was published as part of the Faber New Poets scheme, and her first collection, Kingdomland (https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571341115-kingdomland.html) , was published by Faber in January 2019. She is the recipient of an Eric Gregory award and New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse award.
    JACK UNDERWOOD is a poet, who also writes short fiction and non-fiction. A recipient of the Eric Gregory Award in 2007, he published his debut pamphlet in 2009 as part of the Faber New Poets series. His first collection Happiness (https://www.waterstones.com/book/happiness/jack-underwood/9780571313617) was published by Faber in 2015 and was winner of the 2016 Somerset Maugham prize. He is a lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths College and is currently writing a non-fiction book about poetry and uncertainty. Two pamphlets, Solo for Mascha Voice and Tenuous Rooms were published by Test Centre in 2018.
    The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Editing by Strathmore Publishing. Special thanks to Aria Aber, Jer

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 11: Ilya Kaminsky & Sophie Robinson

    Episode 11: Ilya Kaminsky & Sophie Robinson

    In the penultimate episode of the second series, Ilya Kaminsky and Sophie Robinson join Jack and Rachael in the studio to discuss, among other things, poems with ‘big dick energy’, the blurring of poetry with other literary forms and the tension between metaphor and the denial of metaphor. Audio postcards are from Daisy Lafarge, Anthony Anaxagorou and Hugo Williams. 
    Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season.
    Show notes 
    Studio guests
    ILYA KAMINSKY was born in the former Soviet Union and is now an American citizen. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Deaf Republic and Dancing in Odessa (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dancing-Odessa-Ilya-Kaminsky/dp/1908376120) , and co-editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. Deaf Republic (https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571351411-deaf-republic.html) has been shortlisted for the 2019 Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection, the T. S. Eliot Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry. He has received a Whiting Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. @ilya_poet (https://twitter.com/ilya_poet)
    SOPHIE ROBINSON teaches Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and is the author of A and The Institute of Our Love in Disrepair. Her third collection, Rabbit (https://www.boilerhouse.press/product-page/rabbit) , was published by Boiler House Press in 2018 and was chosen for the winter PBS Wild Card Choice. Recent work has appeared in n+1, The White Review, Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Ploughshares, BOMB Magazine, and Granta. @sophiepoetry (https://twitter.com/sophiepoetry)
    Audio postcards featured in this episode
    ‘the willows on the common are still on fire’, written and read by Daisy Lafarge. Her pamphlets understudies for air (https://sadpresspoetry.com/our-books/) and capriccio (https://shop.spamzine.co.uk/product/capriccio) were published by Sad Press in 2017 and Spam Press in 2019 respectively. @janepaulette (https://twitter.com/janepaulette)
    ‘Cause’, written and read by Anthony Anaxagorou. Anthony’s most recent collection, After the Formalities (http://www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/index.php/2019/08/after-the-formalities/) , is out now from Penned in the Margins and is shortlisted for the 2019 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. @Anthony1983 (https://twitter.com/Anthony1983)
    ‘Tara Browne’, written and read by Hugo Williams. Lines Off (https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571349753-lines-off.html) , Hugo’s latest collection, was published by Faber in June 2019. 
    About the presenters
    RACHAEL ALLEN is the poetry editor at Granta, co-editor at the poetry press Clinic and of online journal tender. A pamphlet of her poems was published as part of the Faber New Poets scheme, and her first collection, Kingdomland (https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571341115-kingdomland.html) , was published by Faber in January 2019. She is the recipient of an Eric Gregory award and New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse award. @r_vallen (https://twitter.com/r_vallen)
    JACK UNDERWOOD is a poet, who also writes short fiction and non-fiction. A recipient of the Eric Gregory Award in 2007, he published his debut pamphlet in 2009 as part of the Faber New Poets series. His first collection Happiness (https://www.waterstones.com/book/happiness/jack-underwood/9780571313617) was published by Faber in 2015 and was winner of the 2016 Somerset Maugham prize. He is a lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths College and is currently writing a non-fiction book about poetry and uncertainty. Two pamphlets, Solo for Mascha Voice and Tenuous Rooms were published by Test Centre in 2018. @underwood_jack (https://twitter.com/underwood_jack)
    The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Editing

    • 1 hr
    Episode 10: Rae Armantrout & Don Paterson

    Episode 10: Rae Armantrout & Don Paterson

    Two acclaimed award-winners join Rachael and Jack in the studio in our fourth episode of the second series: the Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Rae Armantrout and the Scottish poet Don Paterson, twice winner of the T. S Eliot Prize and recipient of all three Forward Poetry Prizes, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. This episode also features audio postcards from Daljit Nagra, Sylvia Legris and Zeyar Lynn and ko ko thett.
    See here ( https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-rae-armantrout-and-don-paterson) for the full show notes, author bios and links. 
    Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season and (should you be so inclined) please rate and review us so that other poetry-lovers can discover the show. Thank you for listening! 

    • 55 min
    Episode 9: Fiona Benson & Julia Copus

    Episode 9: Fiona Benson & Julia Copus

    In this week’s episode, award-winning poets Fiona Benson and Julia Copus join Rachael and Jack in the studio and there are audio postcards from Morgan Parker, Bobby Parker and Wendy Cope. 
    See here ( https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-fiona-benson-julia-copus)  for the full show notes, author bios and links. 
    Trigger warning: Please note that this episode’s second audio postcard features details relating to sexual trauma.
    Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season and (should you be so inclined) please rate and review us so that other poetry-lovers can discover the show. Thank you for listening! 

    • 55 min
    Episode 8: Mary Jean Chan & Rebecca Tamás

    Episode 8: Mary Jean Chan & Rebecca Tamás

    In episode two of the new series, Rachael and Jack are joined in the studio by Mary Jean Chan and Rebecca Tamás to chat about recurring themes and preoccupations in their work – from fencing to the ecological world, the mother to the non-human. Audio postcards this week come from Paige Lewis, Peter Scupham and Matthew Dickman. 
    Show notes, including relevant links, for this episode can be found here (https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-mary-jean-chan-rebecca-tamas) .
    Remember to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes and if you like the show please rate and review us. Thank you!

    • 52 min
    Episode 7 (series 2): Joe Dunthorne & Will Harris

    Episode 7 (series 2): Joe Dunthorne & Will Harris

    Woo hoo we’re back! In the first episode of the new series, Rachael and Jack discuss typewriters, ‘poety’ backpacks, ruffles and codpieces (and much more) with their studio guests Joe Dunthrone and Will Harris and feature audio postcards from Simon Armitage, Heather Christle and Isabel Galleymore. 
    For information about our featured poets, useful links and more please see our full show notes here (https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-series-2-episode-1) .
    If you like this episode please like and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season.
    The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Editing by Billy Godfrey at Strathmore Publishing. Special thanks to Simon Armitage, Heather Christle, Joe Dunthorne, Isabel Galleymore and Will Harris.

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Customer Reviews

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heartily recommend

enlightening and enlivening; relatable and relaxed hosts; loads of fun!

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Beautiful readings, open, generous discussion of poems - very engaging and even pretty funny! More please!

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