125 episodes

A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad in which we examine the writing process.

Now hosted by Peter deGraft-Johnson a.k.a The Repeat Beat Poet, the series was founded by David Turner in October 2014 in south east London.

Lunar Poetry Podcasts David Turner

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A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad in which we examine the writing process.

Now hosted by Peter deGraft-Johnson a.k.a The Repeat Beat Poet, the series was founded by David Turner in October 2014 in south east London.

    Ep.125: Stephen Lightbown (transcript available)

    Ep.125: Stephen Lightbown (transcript available)

    In his final episode as host of the series, David Turner talks to Stephen Lightbown about his debut poetry collection Only Air (Burning Eye Books), writing as a wheelchair user and his experience of attending online events during the UK Covid-19 lockdown. Stephen reads three poems.

    Download a full transcript of this conversation here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/ep125-stephen-lightbown.pdf

    For more from Stephen:
    https://www.stephenlightbown.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/spokeandpencil/
    https://twitter.com/spokeandpencil
    https://www.facebook.com/spokeandpencil/

    For more from David Turner:
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    https://www.instagram.com/david_turner_books/

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    Episode music is an original composition by Snazzy Rat. You can find more from Snazzy here:
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep.124 - Caleb Klaces & Jess Chandler (transcript available)

    Ep.124 - Caleb Klaces & Jess Chandler (transcript available)

    David Turner is in Walthamstow talking to Caleb Klaces and publisher Jess Chandler to talk about Caleb’s latest book, Fatherhood. This conversation was recorded before Covid-19 hit Britain so is refreshingly free from any virus chat.

    Fatherhood was published by Prototype Publishing in 2019 and was long listed for the Republic of Consciousness Prize and is Caleb’s debut novel. After reading Fatherhood I became a little bit obsessed with the book and its combination of fragmentary prose and sequences of verse.

    Download a full transcript here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/ep124-caleb-klaces-transcript.pdf

    Buy Fatherhood here: https://prototypepublishing.co.uk/product/fatherhood/

    Buy my book Contained, £10 for the book, £4 for the PDF, here: www.blurb.co.uk/b/9771405-contained

    Listen to PJ on the series here -
    Ep.93; https://soundcloud.com/lunar-poetry-podcasts/ross-monaghan-stuart-mckenzie-poetry-on-the-picket-line
    Ep.84: https://soundcloud.com/lunar-poetry-podcasts/thomas-ghetto-geek-owoo-andra-simons-poetry-unplugged-20yrs
    Ep.80: https://soundcloud.com/lunar-poetry-podcasts/suzie-gray-the-repeat-beat-poet-marthe-ramm-fortun

    More on Sanatorium by Abi Palmer here: http://www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/index.php/2020/03/sanatorium/

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    Episode music is an original composition by Snazzy Rat. You can find more from Snazzy here:
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    • 57 min
    Ep.123 - Vanessa Onwuemezi (transcript available)

    Ep.123 - Vanessa Onwuemezi (transcript available)

    David Turner is in Walthamstow, east London talking to Vanessa Onwuemezi. The pair discuss how Vanessa came to be pursuing a life in writing and how she judges the quality of her writing.

    This episode includes a short tribute to friend and poet Mishi 'Dulwich Hamlet' Morath who sadly passed away before Christmas.

    Download a full transcript of this conversation here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/ep123-vanessa-onwuemezi-transcript.pdf

    For more about Vanessa:
    https://twitter.com/onwuemezi
    http://www.thewhitereview.org/fiction/at-the-heart-of-things/
    http://mironline.org/swim-by-vanessa-onwuemezi/

    Buy my book Contained, £10 for the book, £4 for the PDF, here: https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/9771405-contained

    Info about Contained book launches:
    London, 8th February - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contained-london-launch-tickets-87610614707
    Cardiff, 15th February - Flute and Tankard Pub, free entry.
    Bristol, 14th March -https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contained-bristol-launch-tickets-85104699447

    More about Mishi Morath:
    https://soundcloud.com/lunar-poetry-podcasts/mishi-morath
    https://soundcloud.com/lunar-poetry-podcasts/national-poetry-day-2016
    https://soundcloud.com/lunar-poetry-podcasts/christmas-2015
    http://footballpoets.org/poets/dulwich-poet/

    For more from us:
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    twitter.com/Silent_Tongue

    Order 'Why Poetry?': The Lunar Poetry Podcasts Anthology here: vervepoetrypress.com/product/why-poetry/

    Episode music is an original composition by Snazzy Rat. You can find more from Snazzy here:
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep.122 - Steven J Fowler (transcript available)

    Ep.122 - Steven J Fowler (transcript available)

    David Turner is in central London talking to experimental poet and artist Steven J Fowler. The pair discuss Steven's approach to writing and editing (or lack of it), whether it helps to sometimes be ignored as a writer and his work as a curator of European and international literature events.

    Download a full transcript here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/ep122-steven-j-fowler.pdf

    Steven is organising the first Nordic Poetry Festival to be held in the UK and will take place 11-17 October 2019 at various venues. For more information go here: https://www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/nordic

    Listen to Steven on the Scaffold Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/scaffoldpodcast/ep-12-steven-j-fowler

    For more from Steven:
    http://www.stevenjfowler.com/
    https://twitter.com/stevenjfowler

    For more from us:
    lunarpoetrypodcasts.com/
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    Order 'Why Poetry?': The Lunar Poetry Podcasts Anthology here: vervepoetrypress.com/product/why-poetry/

    Episode music is an original composition by Snazzy Rat. You can find more from Snazzy here:
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep.121 - Astra Papachristodoulou (transcript available)

    Ep.121 - Astra Papachristodoulou (transcript available)

    David Turner is in Walthamstow, east London talking to experimental poet and artist Astra Papachristodoulou about the importance of collaboration and the visual look of words on a page in her practice. Astra is pretty determined not to be restricted by conventional definitions of what it is to be a poet and happily exists on the boundary of different media, so it was interesting to hear why she’s so keen to introduce rules and constraints into her writing.

    Download a full transcript of this episode here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/ep121-astra-papachristodoulou-transcript.pdf

    For more from Astra:
    https://www.astranaut.co.uk/books
    https://twitter.com/HeyAstranaut

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    Order 'ten cups of coffee' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ten-cups-coffee-David-Turner/dp/1094842893/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=david+Turner+ten+cups+of+coffee&qid=1560961593&s=gateway&sr=8-1

    Listen to David chat to Naomi Woddis on her 'The Two Of Us' show here: https://www.mixcloud.com/The_Two_of_Us/the-two-of-us-featuring-david-turner/

    Order 'Why Poetry?': The Lunar Poetry Podcasts Anthology here: vervepoetrypress.com/product/why-poetry/

    Episode music is an original composition by Snazzy Rat. You can find more from Snazzy here:
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    • 47 min
    Ep.120 - Tom Sastry (transcript available)

    Ep.120 - Tom Sastry (transcript available)

    David Turner is in Bristol chatting to Tom Sastry about his debut pamphlet, 'Complicity' (Smith|Doorstop) and the link between his writing and performing style.

    This is the final episode of this 'series'. Lunar Poetry Podcasts will return April 2019.

    For more from Tom:
    http://www.poetrybusiness.co.uk/tom-sastry
    https://andotherpoems.com/2018/11/16/three-poems-by-tom-sastry/
    http://www.ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/a%252520man%27s%252520house%252520catches%252520fire.html

    Download a full transcript here:
    https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/lpp-ep120-tom-sastry-transcript.pdf

    For more from us:
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    Order 'Why Poetry?': The Lunar Poetry Podcasts Anthology here: vervepoetrypress.com/product/why-poetry/

    Download a full transcript of this conversation here:
    lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2018/…t.pdf

    Episode music is an original composition by Snazzy Rat. You can find more from Snazzy here:
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    • 1 hr 3 min

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Lunar Poetry Podcasts

David Turner has produced and directed some of the most brilliant interviews in Poetry Webland. So much is revealed about the poets, their work and their intentions with creating poetry. The fact that the podcasts are archived is vital as they will serve future critics, poets and scholars.

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