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Roger McGough at the Birmingham Literature Festival

Roger McGough

Roger McGough in conversation with Liz Berry
As part of Birmingham Literature Festival, Roger McGough will be joined by up and coming poet Liz Berry, whose new collection, Black Country, is...

Pascale Petit

b. 1953

Pascale Petit was born in Paris, grew up in Wales and France, and now lives in London, where she tutors poetry in the galleries of Tate Modern and at the Poetry School, which she co-founded. She...

Simon Armitage interview

Simon Armitage

Did you know there is more than one Simon Armitage? In this interview the best-selling poet and novelist introduces you to them and talks about the importance of voice in his work.

James Berry interview

James Berry - Children's Poems

Distinguished poet, James Berry, often returns to his Jamaican childhood for the sound and subject matter of his poems. In this interview he describes these early influences and how he shapes them...

Choman Hardi Interview

Choman Hardi

Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and
the influence this has on her poetry and painting.

Jackie Kay interview

Jackie Kay

Join Jackie Kay as she reveals the musical influences on her award-winning poetry, and passes on some of her tips for helping you put pen to paper.

Judith Nicholls interview

Judith Nicholls

Acclaimed children's poet, Judith Nicholls shows us round what her family have described as "the most untidy study in the world". She also reads several of her poems including the first one she ever...

Jo Shapcott interview

Jo Shapcott

Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!

Owen Sheers interview

Owen Sheers

In this revealing interview Owen Sheers, one of the UK's most successful younger writers, talks about the influence of his Welsh heritage on his writing, from the landscape to the lives of the small...