This edition comes from Newcastle and features the acclaimed Tony Harrison and three new poets - Monica Cheale, Heather Young and JeAnnie Macdonald.
With New York poets Mary Karr and Sapphire, and readings from Parker's poetry by Kate Harper.
Poet Jackie Kay travels to Dorset, to visit Max Gate, Thomas Hardy's last home, where Hardy wrote much of his poetry in later life. Jackie meets Selima Hill, an award winning poet who lives on the Dorset coastline.
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Jackie Kay presents the poetry series. This edition comes from Bangor Public Library and features three local poets - Pamela Greene, Moyra Donaldson and Stephen Hanson.
This second programme on poetry and place comes from Hull, home to Philip Larkin from 1955-1985, where Jackie Kay talks to Jean Hartley, who published Larkin's first successful collection of poetry and also the poets Sean O'brien and Peter Didsbury. Larkin's poems are taken from the archive.
Wales Jackie Kay travels to Wales to meet the poet Gillian Clarke at home - a smallholding in Ceredigion, where she raises sheep. She also meets the Welsh language poet Menna Elfyn, who lives nearby. Gillian has translated many of Menna's poems, which we hear read in both Welsh and in English.
Jackie Kay travels to London to meet Mimi Khalvati, born in Tehran, and Choman Hardi, who has recently returned home to Southern Kurdistan for the first time since coming to England as a refugee in 1993.
Both poets talk about living in London and the affect displacement has had on their work.
/ London Jackie Kay travels to London to meet Mimi Khalvati, born in Tehran, and Choman Hardi, who has recently returned home to Southern Kurdistan for the first time since coming to England as a refugee in 1993.
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, where Jackie Kay visits Stevie Smith's old haunts in Palmers Green and talks to local poet Hugo Williams.
Jackie Kay travels to Ware to meet Frances Wilson and Chris Davies, friends for over 40 years who share a love of writing poetry.
poet and novelist Julia Darling, and poet Joan Johnstone in Newcastle who read poems inspired by the place they live.
, where she meets the famous Irish poet and raconteur Brendan Kennelly and the Dublin-born poet Paula Meehan.
She meets poet Kathleen Jamie and Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature.
This edition finds her in Birmingham, where she meets Handsworth-born poets Benjamin Zephaniah and Roy Fisher.