Julia Copus

Julia Copus on Radio 3

Julia Copus

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 22:10

BBC Radio 3

About the event

Ghost Lines by Julia Copus, BBC Radio 3. Having undergone the gruelling process of IVF, poet Julia Copus recounts her experiences in a moving and wittily honest personal testimony and through a series of poems exquisitely read by actress Hattie Morahan. The mood of the pieces is lyrical and poignant, celebrating the mysteries of conception while not flinching from the mechanistic and occasionally surreal business of medical intervention. The words are accompanied by the specially created music of Jacob Shirley, composed for electric cello. Julia Copus won the prestigious Forward Prize for best poem in 2010. Her first two collections were published by Bloodaxe. Faber and Faber are to publish her next collection in 2012.