On Saturday I was one of four poets invited to read some poems to camera at Visual Radio Arts in Frome, Somerset. Our reading was streamed to Facebook and is available to watch below. The four poets are Dawn Gorman, Jennie Gilling, Louise Green and me, and the broadcast was hosted by Crysse Morrison.
Visual Radio Arts usually broadcast live music to the internet (an impressive range and number of local, and not so local, bands have been live-streamed from the studios) but in the past year, Directors Phil Moakes and Maggie Gregory have invited Crysse to host Wordplay, a programme of poetry and spoken word. You can access the Wordplay film archive here.
I enjoyed listening to the other poets read. In particular, poems that have stayed with me include Dawn’s poems about her mining ancestors and poems about Cley Hill, Wiltshire; Jennie Gilling’s poem about swimming in rivers; and Louise Green’s poem about a class of schoolchildren reading Edward Thomas’ poem Adlestrop. I read five poems from my pamphlet The Misplaced House. I hope you enjoy the programme!