The Poetry Channel

The Podcasts

Welcome to The Poetry Channel where we add new podcasts every month. All our 'programmes' are available at THE POETRY CHANNEL ARCHIVE. Here you can see our most recent uploads.

 

Poem Show 18 - Ellen McAteer’s Festival Choice

Incoming Director of The Poetry Trust Ellen McAteer shares her pick of the 2014 Aldeburg Poetry Festival – an extract from Kayo Chingonyi’s powerful and unblinking new poem ‘Calling A Spade A Spade’, Togara’s Muzanenhamo’s touching and incisive ‘The Naming of a Child’ and the magnificent Adélia Prado with her translator Ellen Doré Watson giving us, in English and Portugese, her spellbinding poem ‘Human Rights’.

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Aldeburgh Backchat 2014: Kayo Chingonyi

Kayo Chingonyi talks about growing up with American cartoons and Zambian oral traditions, drawing on the aesthetics of hip-hop and the poetry canon, and resisting the notion of a singular voice.

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A Trio of Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prizewinners

From a week’s protected writing time to reading at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, the three recent winners of the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize – Olivia McCannon (2012), Helen Mort, (2014) and Dan O’Brien (2013) discuss the benefits, pressures and pleasure of winning the award.

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Welcome to the 26th International Poetry Festival

Finuala Dowling, Dan O'Brien, Ellen Doré Watson, Adélia Prado and Thomas Lux kick-off the 26th Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, introduced by Naomi Jaffa in her final Festival as Director.

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