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.

 

Aldeburgh Eight - Get On It!

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In November 2013 eight emerging poets gathered in Suffolk for an immersive three days at the international Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, immediately followed by an intensive five-day rural retreat. Nick Patrick follows the progress of the group on their once-in-a-lifetime eight days of accelerated poetry development.

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Poetry & Beauty

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What does ‘beauty’ actually mean to contemporary poets and is it still relevant to their writing or simply an outdated concept? The subject of the 2013 Festival discussion was illuminated and interrogated by Terrance Hayes, Ian McMillan, Katha Pollitt and Vera Pavlova with her translator Steven Seymour. Chaired by Robert Seatter – and generously supported by the online poetry magazine Ink Sweat & Tears – here’s the edited highlights (20 mins) of their unique and stimulating exchange.

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Poem Show 17 – Alison Brackenbury’s Festival Choice

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Alison Brackenbury chooses three outstanding poems by fellow Aldeburgh poets: Olivia McCannon’s tender and powerful ‘Exactly My Own Length’, Conor O’Callaghan’s imaginative and crisp ‘High Road’, and Terrance Hayes’ sensuous and sumptuous ‘The Whale’.

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Aldeburgh Pamphleteers 2013

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Poems and behind-the-scenes chat from four exhilaratingly talented and distinctive new voices – Richie McCaffery, Kim Moore, Shazea Quraishi and Luke Samuel Yates – responsible for what was overall the most popular reading during the Festival.

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