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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  • Q Special

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    Another chance to hear The Verb's 'Q' special. The poet Sharon Olds examines the place of the Q in her collection 'Stag's Leap' and Ira Lightman explores Raymond Queneau. We have two special commissions - Leafcutter John has created a Q soundscape, and Toby Litt has composed a poem in quatrains almost entirely composed of Q-words. Quite.

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  • Peter Blegvad, Duke Garwood, mars.tarrab

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    The Verb's resident 'Eartoonist', Peter Blegvad returns with an audio cartoon on proverbs, performance artists mars.tarrab mix politics and pop with 'The Lady's Not For Walking Like An Egyptian', there's song from Duke Garwood and Paul Gubbins introduces us to Esperanto verse.

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