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

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    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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