The Verb Presented by Ian McMillan

The Verb Presented by Ian McMillan

The Verb, words and performance with poet Ian McMillan : language at its most creative interviews, discussions, performance, new writing, audio-cartoons, music and poetry. Every Friday at 22.00. The Verb is a home for new writers and new writing, commissioning a new work every week. The Verb – Poetry , novels, short stories, plays, screen-plays, memoirs, essays, history, song, story-telling .Exploring different worlds of language, dialects, rarities and curiosities and how spoken and written language interact.

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  • Michel Faber,Hong Ying, George Szirtes, Holly Pester

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    50 mins

    11 days remaining

    Ian's guests on the 'cabaret of the word' include the internationally bestselling Chinese author Hong Ying. Novelist Michel Faber explains why he came up with a new language for his latest novel which is about a Christian missionary in space. Poet George Szirtes explains Winnie the Pooh is much better translated into Hungarian. We continue our series looking at the language of Instruction Manuals with a new commission from sound poet Holly Pester. And podcast extra: Five Minute Myths - No1: Ian and George Szirtes ask whether you need to be sad to write well.

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  • Simon Armitage, Jane Haynes, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

    Fri, 10 Oct 14

    46 mins

    4 days remaining

    Ian's guests include Simon Armitage on putting together 'Paper Aeroplane' his selected poems, folk-music's rising stars Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker with songs which delight in nostalgia, especially as experienced by the young, and psychotherapist Jane Haynes on the mysteries of the anacoluthon sentence, especially as found in Proust.

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