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 Backchat: Thomas Lux

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Thomas Lux talks about his childhood in 1950s in America during an ‘Age of Science’ and being engaged by language as a teenager, the development of his writing process and the importance of being aware of every syllable.

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Aldeburgh Backchat: Togara Muzanenhamo

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Togara Muzanenhamo on living on a commercial family farm in Zimbabwe, finding poetry among the maize, soya beans and cattle and doing the mechanical work of writing and his ideal schedule.

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Aldeburgh Backchat: Tom Pickard

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North-east icon Tom Pickard on co-founding the legendary Morden Tower readings in Newcastle and being mentored by Basil Bunting, and the inspiration of oppression and the best way to deal with anger in poetry.

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Aldeburgh Backchat: Jen Benka

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Jen Benka, the Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets, talks about the balance between her day job and her creative life as a poet, the unlikely origins of the Academy and the challenges in the digital age for poetry.

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