16 episodes

The poetry podcast for people who don't like poetry... and those who do. Host Dylan J. Kershaw is dragged kicking, screaming and making ridiculous interpretations along the way toward enjoying poetry by close friend and literature whiz Charlie Pidcock. Join them as they dive into the enlightening world of poetry, and have some laughs along the way.

I Hate Poetry Dylan J. Kershaw / Charlie Pidcock

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The poetry podcast for people who don't like poetry... and those who do. Host Dylan J. Kershaw is dragged kicking, screaming and making ridiculous interpretations along the way toward enjoying poetry by close friend and literature whiz Charlie Pidcock. Join them as they dive into the enlightening world of poetry, and have some laughs along the way.

    Distract them with sex!

    Distract them with sex!

    Dylan and Charlie are back for season 2! The iconic duo cover “A Poison Tree” by William Blake, “When I have Fears That I may Cease to Be” by John Keats and Dylan showcases his new poem “New Horizons”.

    • 29 min
    We’ve all got a snake in our garden!

    We’ve all got a snake in our garden!

    In this exciting season finale, Dylan and Charlie explore "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost, "O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman and another classic poem from Dylan.

    • 32 min
    Christmas 2021 – Part Two

    Christmas 2021 – Part Two

    Merry Christmas everyone! Who will win the best poem of 2021 as awarded by the I Hate Poetry cast? Charlie, Dylan, and Jack return for part two of our Christmas Special where they look at five Christmassy poems to see which is the best. Featuring poetry submissions from @Wordofashy, Catrina Conway, Joe Szalinski, @Virtual_Scribe and @goldencurlboy.

    • 42 min
    Christmas 2021 - Part One

    Christmas 2021 - Part One

    In the first of our two-part Christmas special, Dylan Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Poetry Past (Charlie). The festive friends explore the poems ‘Yuletide Blessings’ by Lady Ravenhill and ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ by Clement Clarke Moore. Dylan then shares some Christmas poems written by him and his partner Lex.

    • 34 min
    Most awkward intro ever...

    Most awkward intro ever...

    Dylan and Charlie introduce special guest Maggie Bowyer (rather awkwardly) as the trio explore “Words, Wide Night” by Carol Ann Duffy and “Afterparty” by Maggie Bowyer herself! Dylan also writes an interesting “poem response”.

    • 31 min
    Diving into bone - Halloween special!

    Diving into bone - Halloween special!

    In this spooky episode, Dylan and Charlie read and analyse some terrifying user submitted poems! Dylan also surprises you with his own special nail-biting poem.

    • 32 min

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