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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  • Neneh Cherry, April de Angelis, David Constantine

    Fri, 30 Jan 15

    44 mins

    13 days remaining

    Ian's guests this week are Neneh Cherry, with an insight into the songwriting process for her first studio album in 16 years. David Constantine on his translations of Bertolt Brecht's poetry, April de Angelis gives us a guide to working with erotic language on the stage and our punctuation czar Will Abberly has a guide to the ellipsis. Please note this programme contains strong language.

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  • Scanner, Paul Farley, Don Paterson & Maddy Paxman on Michael Donaghy

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    45 mins

    6 days remaining

    Ian's guest include Don Paterson and Paul Farley. They celebrate the work of friend and fellow poet Michael Donaghy, who died a decade ago, and consider how a poet's death affects the way their poems are seen, and the impact it has on their contemporaries. In her memoir 'The Great Below' Maddy Paxman explores her life with Michael Donaghy and the aftermath of his sudden death. The Sound Artist Scanner has composed a new piece for this programme inspired by the idea of White Noise.

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