The Poetry Place – West Wilts Radio

A quick plug for The Poetry Place – a radio programme on West Wilts Radio, as I am appearing on radio for the second time ever (I was on Portsmouth’s Express FM around ten years ago, being interviewed about the city’s burgeoning poetry scene – I assume the recording of this programme is no longer in existence!).

This time I am reading my poem Ashes – which has appeared previously in this blog (I’ll share the link at the end of the article) – on Sunday 31st January at 4 PM

The line-up for January’s edition of The Poetry Place on West Wilts Radio is as follows. Guest poet Martin Malone will be reading from two collections he’s currently working on, so some brand new work and directions to catch there, and also from his newly-published ‘Selected Poems 2005 – 2020: Larksong Static’ from Hedgehog. He’s previously published three poetry collections: ‘The Waiting Hillside’ (Templar, 2011), ‘Cur’ (Shoestring, 2015), and ‘The Unreturning’ (Shoestring 2019). Dawn Gorman will be interviewing Rosie Jackson about a new collaborative pamphlet ‘Aloneness is a Many-Headed Bird’, also from Hedgehog, and both Dawn and Rosie will read from that. The open mic lineup includes Moira Andrew, Ama Bolton, Pratibha Veronica Castle, Ray Fussell, Eileen Ana Gordon, Ann Preston, Ruth Sharman, Carl Strohmeier and myself.

The programme is on air on Sunday January 31st from 4pm at www.westwiltsradio.com, and from the following day (and indefinitely) via the station’s Play Again page.

I hope you enjoy the programme if you tune in – it was a challenge to get the recording of my poem right, I’ll wait for comments on whether or not I did so!

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