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.
Fri, 23 Jan 15
13 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.
Fri, 16 Jan 15
6 days remaining
In this edition of The Verb Ian McMillan presents an extended interview with the novelist Hilary Mantel. The programme looks at her life in writing, from her struggle to publish the first book she ever wrote, the historical epic A Place of Greater Safety to the phenomenal success of her Thomas Cromwell books, Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, both of which won the Booker Prize.
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