9 episodes

‘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 guest academics will bring their knowledge and expertise to this fun, yet educational, new show.Interact with Oli and guests on Twitter by following @LboroEnglish.

School of Poetry Loughborough University

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

‘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 guest academics will bring their knowledge and expertise to this fun, yet educational, new show.Interact with Oli and guests on Twitter by following @LboroEnglish.

    Episode 8 - AI Poetry, Unexpected Coal-Trucks and Milton

    Episode 8 - AI Poetry, Unexpected Coal-Trucks and Milton

    Host Dr Oli Tearle is joined by Dr Barbara Cooke and Dr Kerry Featherstone to for the first-ever video version of the show, where they 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'.

    • 51 min
    Episode 7 - Transport, Autogeddon and Fire Eating with Bob Hoskins

    Episode 7 - Transport, Autogeddon and Fire Eating with Bob Hoskins

    Dr Oliver Tearle hosts another episode of 'School of Poetry', and is joined by returning guests Dr Sarah Parker and Dr Andrew Dix. The trio discusses transport poetry, including 'Ballade of an Omnibus' by Amy Levy, Heathcote Williams's 'Autogeddon', some interesting entries from Henry David Thoreau... and the works of Hope Mirrlees. 

    • 55 min
    Episode 6 - Poets and their Pets, including Cats, Dogs and Byron's Bear...

    Episode 6 - Poets and their Pets, including Cats, Dogs and Byron's Bear...

    “For secondly”... School of Poetry’s second episode of season two looks at Christopher Smart from Jubilate Agno, A Popular Personage at Home by Thomas Hardy and more as part of Poets and their Pets...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 5 - First poems, a Beautiful Bowel Movement and is rap poetry?

    Episode 5 - First poems, a Beautiful Bowel Movement and is rap poetry?

    Dr Oli Tearle is joined by Anne-Marie Beller and Dr Andrew Dix for the new season of School of Poetry, kicking off on World Poetry Day with a bumper edition featuring the likes of Lewis Carroll, Anne Bradstreet, T. E. Hulme, Sterling A Brown and John Updike. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 4 - Treasonous Mince Pies, Bleak Midwinters... and Not So Happy Christmas

    Episode 4 - Treasonous Mince Pies, Bleak Midwinters... and Not So Happy Christmas

    Dr Oli Tearle
    is joined by Dr Sara Read and
    Dr Barbara Cooke for the School of Poetry Christmas special... though there seems to be a lot of doom and gloom... Find out why.

    • 49 min
    Episode 3 - Brontë, Break-ups and Royal Raps

    Episode 3 - Brontë, Break-ups and Royal Raps

    Dr Oli Tearle is joined by guests Dr Sarah Parker and Dr Claire O'Callaghan for another entertaining discussion. This episode, the trio focus on Emily Jane Bronte’s 'If Grief for Grief Can Touch Thee', the works of Iris Tree and a Royal rap poem penned for Prince William's 21st birthday.

    • 47 min

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