25 episodes

Three genial enthusiasts read and discuss poetry.

Versify - Poetry and English Literature Dan Hill

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Three genial enthusiasts read and discuss poetry.

    Mai Black

    Mai Black

    High excitement on the pod as we interview actual living poet Mai Black.
    Mai's book Thirty Angry Ghosts takes figures from across the world and gives their anger voice.
    In this Episode,  we meet Anne Boleyn;  Henry VIII and the Unknown Soldier.

    From Mai:
    'Thirty Angry Ghosts' is the result of my year in lockdown. Someone on 'Suffolk Writers Group' Facebook challenged us all to write from the point of view of a famous person's ghost. I did Anne Boleyn and loved it, so the next day I wrote a poem in the voice of Helen of Troy. I've always loved history as well as poetry so it was the perfect project for me.
    I'm so pleased with the finished book and with the response it's had so far. Next, I'm hoping to share it with local high schools as it seems a fairly natural follow-on from the popular 'Horrible Histories' series and fits in well with quite a few curriculum areas.
    Currently I'm writing and researching a novel set in 18th Century London. I'm also running a variety of poetry courses on Zoom and leading writing workshops for the well-being charity 'Inside Out Community'.
    Details of the book and the courses I run can be found at www.suffolkwritersgroup.com

    • 52 min
    Shakespeare's Sonnets

    Shakespeare's Sonnets

    Three of Shakespeare's sonnets get dusted off and stared at for a bit.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

    Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

    Three poems by Andrew Marvell go under the blurry microscope.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Stephen Spender

    Stephen Spender

    Three poems by Sir Stephen Spender.

    "Hamburg, 1929"
    "An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum"
    "I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great"

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Edna St Vincent Millay

    Edna St Vincent Millay

    Dirge Without Music

    The pod reads and reflects on three poems by Edna St Vincent Millay

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Theodore Roethke

    Theodore Roethke

    Three Poems by Theodore Roethke (1908-1963).

    • 1 hr 26 min

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JAC_73 ,

Excellent Podcast

One of the best podcasts I happen to stumble upon. Love the poetry reads, the analysis of each poem, and the witty banter that sometimes comes along with it. Add the magnificent English accent, and I can sit in my car for hours just listening.

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