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Arun Kolatkar - 'An Old Woman'
Arun Kolatkar - 'An Old Woman'

Duration: 03:49

A partial reading of Arun Kolatkar's poem 'An Old Woman' with comments on how the poet writes. Followed by a dramatisation of the whole poem.

 
Dalgit Nagra - 'Singh Song!'
Dalgit Nagra - 'Singh Song!'

Duration: 04:36

Daljit Nagra explores and performs his poem 'Singh Song'.

 
Daljit Nagra  'Singh Song' (poem only)
Daljit Nagra 'Singh Song' (poem only)

Duration: 02:33

Daljit Nagra performs his poem 'Singh Song'.

 
Fiona Farrell - 'Charlotte O'Neil's Song'
Fiona Farrell - 'Charlotte O'Neil's Song'

Duration: 04:46

A dramatisation of 'Charlotte O'Neil's Song' followed by an explanation of what life would have been like.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Be a Butterfly'
Grace Nichols - 'Be a Butterfly'

Duration: 03:25

Grace Nichols talks about her childhood and reads her poem 'Be a Butterfly'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Be a Butterfly' (poem only)
Grace Nichols - 'Be a Butterfly' (poem only)

Duration: 01:11

Grace Nichols reads her poem 'Be a Butterfly'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Even Tho'
Grace Nichols - 'Even Tho'

Duration: 01:19

Lily Savage receives a letter from Grace Nichols that includes the poem 'Even Tho'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Even Tho'
Grace Nichols - 'Even Tho'

Duration: 03:01

Grace Nichols talks about finding one's voice as a poet and reads 'Even Tho'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Even Tho' (poem only)
Grace Nichols - 'Even Tho' (poem only)

Duration: 00:42

Cartoon animation illustrating a reading of Grace Nichols' poem 'Even Tho'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Even Tho' (poem only)
Grace Nichols - 'Even Tho' (poem only)

Duration: 01:22

Reading of Grace Nichols' poem 'Even Tho'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'For Forest'
Grace Nichols - 'For Forest'

Duration: 02:25

Grace Nichols introduces and reads her poem 'For Forest'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'For Forest' (poem only)
Grace Nichols - 'For Forest' (poem only)

Duration: 01:17

Grace Nichols reads her poem 'For Forest'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Hurricane Hits England'
Grace Nichols - 'Hurricane Hits England'

Duration: 04:31

A dramatisation of 'Hurricane Hits England' by poet Grace Nichols, followed by a explanation of how she came to write it.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Island Man'
Grace Nichols - 'Island Man'

Duration: 03:21

Grace Nichols talks about her Guyanan and British identities and introduces a reading of 'Island Man'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Island Man' (poem only)
Grace Nichols - 'Island Man' (poem only)

Duration: 01:42

Reading of Grace Nichols' 'Island Man'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Praise Song for My Mother'
Grace Nichols - 'Praise Song for My Mother'

Duration: 04:39

Grace Nichols reads and explores the writing of her poem 'Praise Song For My Mother'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Praise Song for My Mother' (poem only)
Grace Nichols - 'Praise Song for My Mother' (poem only)

Duration: 01:19

Reading of 'Praise Song for my Mother' by Grace Nichols accompanying a series of shots of mothers and daughters in Guyana.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Praise Song for My Mother' (poem only)
Grace Nichols - 'Praise Song for My Mother' (poem only)

Duration: 00:52

Grace Nichols performs her poem 'Praise Song for My Mother'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Sugar Cane'
Grace Nichols - 'Sugar Cane'

Duration: 05:03

Grace Nichols reading and discussing her poem 'Sugar Cane'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Sugar Cane' (poem only)
Grace Nichols - 'Sugar Cane' (poem only)

Duration: 01:48

A reading of Grace Nichols' poem 'Sugar Cane'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Wherever I Hang'
Grace Nichols - 'Wherever I Hang'

Duration: 03:44

Grace Nichols reflects on her trip to Guyana and reads 'Wherever I Hang'.

 
Grace Nichols - 'Wherever I Hang' (poem only)
Grace Nichols - 'Wherever I Hang' (poem only)

Duration: 01:59

Reading of Grace Nichols' poem, 'Wherever I Hang'.

 
Grace Nichols Returns to Guyana
Grace Nichols Returns to Guyana

Duration: 04:54

Grace Nichols revisits Guyana and introduces readings of her poems 'Epilogue' and 'Praise Song for My Mother'.

 
John Agard - 'Checking Out Me History'
John Agard - 'Checking Out Me History'

Duration: 05:08

John Agard explores and performs his poem 'Checking Out me History'.

 
John Agard - 'Checking Out Me History' (poem only)
John Agard - 'Checking Out Me History' (poem only)

Duration: 02:29

John Agard performs his poem 'Checking Out Me History'.

 
John Agard - 'Flag'
John Agard - 'Flag'

Duration: 05:04

John Agard discusses his poem 'Flag', the symbolism of flags and poetry writing.

 
John Agard - 'Flag' (poem only)
John Agard - 'Flag' (poem only)

Duration: 01:21

A performance of the poem 'Flag' by the poet, John Agard.

 
John Agard - 'Half Caste'
John Agard - 'Half Caste'

Duration: 03:20

John Agard reads his poem 'Half Caste'. He then talks briefly about why it was written.

 
Kamau Brathwaite - 'Ogun'
Kamau Brathwaite - 'Ogun'

Duration: 03:49

Kamau Brathwaite provides the historical background and thinking behind his poem 'Ogun'. He then talks about the role of rhythm and the drum in his poetry.

 
Kamau Brathwaite - 'Ogun' (poem only)
Kamau Brathwaite - 'Ogun' (poem only)

Duration: 04:42

A modern dramatisation of Kamau Brathwaite's poem 'Ogun'

 
Mimi Khalvati - 'Ghazal'
Mimi Khalvati - 'Ghazal'

Duration: 04:51

Mimi Khalvati reads and explores the writing of her poem 'Ghazal'.

 
Mimi Khalvati - Ghazal  (poem only)
Mimi Khalvati - Ghazal (poem only)

Duration: 01:49

A reading of Ghazal by the author, Mimi Khalvati.

 
Moniza Alvi - 'Presents from My Aunts in Pakistan'
Moniza Alvi - 'Presents from My Aunts in Pakistan'

Duration: 05:00

A dramatisation of Moniza Alvi's poem 'Presents from My Aunts in Pakistan', followed by an interview with the poet in which she discusses various aspects of the poem and her life.

 
Poetry as Polemic
Poetry as Polemic

Duration: 00:43

Benjamin Zephaniah recites one of his poems.

 
Singh Song by Daljit Nagra
Singh Song by Daljit Nagra

Duration: 01:22

A brief introduction to the poem 'Singh Song' and how it's language tries to reflect the British Indian experience followed by a dramatised reading of the poem.

 
Sujata Bhatt - 'Search for My Tongue'
Sujata Bhatt - 'Search for My Tongue'

Duration: 04:25

Readings of Sujata Bhatt's poem 'Search for My Tongue'. It is accompanied by an explanation of how the poet has experienced a clash of cultures and how the English and Gujarati sections work together.

 
Tatamkhulu Afrika - 'Nothing's Changed' (poem only)
Tatamkhulu Afrika - 'Nothing's Changed' (poem only)

Duration: 01:58

A modern dramatisation of 'Nothing's Changed' by poet Tatamkhulu Afrika.

 
Tatamkhulu Afrika - 'Nothing's Changed' and 'District 6'
Tatamkhulu Afrika - 'Nothing's Changed' and 'District 6'

Duration: 04:24

Poet Tatamkhulu Afrika discusses his life and the background to his poems 'District 6' and 'Nothing's Changed'.

 
Tom Leonard - 'The Six O' Clock News'
Tom Leonard - 'The Six O' Clock News'

Duration: 02:32

Tom Leonard reads his poem 'The Six O'Clock News' followed by the poet talking about people's views of different accents.

 

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