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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.

Sujata Bhatt interview

Sujata Bhatt

Sujata Bhatt is a poet of many different cultures: in this interview she talks about her travels and how they've influenced her writing, and lets us into the "private and inner world" of making poems.

Valerie Bloom interview

Valerie Bloom

For Valerie Bloom her conservatory is her study where she likes to grow poems. Join her in her green-fingered hideaway as she explains the roots of her inspiration!

Wendy Cope interview

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope muses on the lines that keep coming back, the challenges of formal verse and how a poem can be seriously funny.

U A Fanthorpe interview

U A Fanthorpe

One of the UK's most popular poets, U A Fanthorpe talks about the history of English, "the experienced language", and gives her tips for overcoming writer's block. Find out why she would like to be...

Sinéad Morrissey interviewed in the Stinging Fly

Sinéad Morrissey

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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...

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...