11 episodes

Stories, poems and ways of thinking. A podcast by Lucy Smith.
Talking Ink showcases flash fiction writers and poets from Cardiff and beyond and features original music by local artists.

The latest series was based on interviews from Cardiff's 2020 Seren Poetry Festival.

You can find Lucy on Twitter: @lucysmithwriter

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Stories, poems and ways of thinking. A podcast by Lucy Smith.
Talking Ink showcases flash fiction writers and poets from Cardiff and beyond and features original music by local artists.

The latest series was based on interviews from Cardiff's 2020 Seren Poetry Festival.

You can find Lucy on Twitter: @lucysmithwriter

    Deryn Rees-Jones - Seren Poetry Festival

    Deryn Rees-Jones - Seren Poetry Festival

    Deryn Rees-Jones reads from Erato (Seren) - shortlisted for last year’s T S Eliot Prize - and chats to me about the importance of connecting, the joy to be found in making errors, and how she constructs and weaves a poetry collection.

    Created and edited by Lucy Smith

    Composer: Martyn White

    • 23 min
    Daljit Nagra - Seren Poetry Festival

    Daljit Nagra - Seren Poetry Festival

    Daljit Nagra reads from his collection British Museum (Faber & Faber) and we talk about British identity, the complex idea of home, and about how to use overlooked British histories as a way to move forward.

    Created and edited by Lucy Smith

    Composer: Martyn White

    • 11 min
    Poppy Jennings – Seren Poetry Festival

    Poppy Jennings – Seren Poetry Festival

    Poppy Jennings, a writer and artist who performed at this year’s festival with Lucent Dreaming and Goodparley (musician Oli Richards), reads her poem ‘Ars Poetica’. We discuss the path she took to fall in love with poetry, the intimate moments words can create between writer and reader, and the fact that poems can reveal hidden truths we didn’t know about ourselves.

    Created and edited by Lucy Smith

    Composer: Martyn White

    • 17 min
    Jannat Ahmed - Seren Poetry Festival

    Jannat Ahmed - Seren Poetry Festival

    Jannat Ahmed, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Lucent Dreaming magazine and marketing officer at Poetry Wales, reads me one of her own poems and we talk about her experience as a poetry editor, about how to make something new and, most importantly, how to make it heard.

    Created and edited by Lucy Smith

    Composer: Martyn White

    Jannat's poem 'Unscented' will be published in Cheval 13 later this year. You can find more of Jannat's work in the forthcoming issue of Poetry Wales (56.1).

    • 18 min
    Andre Mangeot - Seren Poetry Festival

    Andre Mangeot - Seren Poetry Festival

    Andre Mangeot reads from his latest collection Blood Rain (Seren) and we chat about how poetry can make us think for ourselves, about the growing need to be aware of what’s happening around us, and the art of transforming words into poems.

    Created and edited by Lucy Smith

    Composer: Martyn White

    • 19 min
    Marvin Thompson - Seren Poetry Festival

    Marvin Thompson - Seren Poetry Festival

    Marvin Thompson reads from his debut collection Road Trip (Peepal Tree Press) and talks to me about what poetry means to him, what it means to be Black and British, and how home may not always be a comfortable place to live. 

    Created and edited by Lucy Smith

    Composer: Martyn White

    • 23 min

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