Poems to take your breath away. Hear contemporary poets reading their poems and talking about their inspiration and writing process. Plus Mark McGuinness reading classic poems and sharing his thoughts on what makes them great.
A Crocodile by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘A Crocodile’ by Thomas Lovell Beddoes.
For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/a-crocodile-thomas-lovell-beddoes
‘you are not in search of’ by Martyn Crucefix
Martyn Crucefix reads ‘you are not in search of’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness.
The Maldive Shark by Herman Melville
Mark McGuinness reads and discusses The Maldive Shark by Herman Melville.
For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-maldive-shark-herman-melville
The Future of A Mouthful of Air
Mark McGuinness takes you behind the scenes of A Mouthful of Air, telling the story of the creation of the show, and how you can help us in the next phase of the podcast.
For a full episode transcript go to: the-future-of-a-mouthful-of-air
The Larder by Judy Brown
Judy Brown reads ‘The Larder’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness.
For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-larder-judy-brown
Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 1 by Sir Philip Sidney
Mark McGuinness reads and discusses Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 1 by Sir Philip Sidney.
For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/astrophil-and-stella-sonnet-1-sir-philip-sidney
Mark is a mesmerizing reader and clear, insightful teacher.
Five stars +++
I never thought I would say this but this podcast makes poetry exciting and alive! I have never been interested in poetry but was looking for something to cheer up an ill friend and found this podcast. I cannot praise it enough. Something about having the classic poems read by Mark brings them to life! Listening to contemporary poets read and talk about their own work is equally fascinating. Five stars +++ for this show!
Terrific readings and insightful explorations And it’s fun
This is the best poetry podcast I’ve found. If you are put off by the humid murmurings of so many poets as they offer their poetry out ..not loud, this poet reads the work of others with heart and conviction and then dives in to its methods and meanings.