Poetry Season

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Contemporary poets offer hints to help the wary unlock the secrets of poetry and get them writing and performing their own slices of poetic art.

Dreadlock Alien

Poetry Aloud

Dreadlock Alien on why, for him, it has to be live
Dreadlock Alien with Matt Windle

Performing Poetry

How to go from page to stage
Ian McMillan

Poetry for Any Occasion

Why poems are perfect for big events
Ian McMillan

Turning Professional

Ian McMillan on making a living as a poet
Caroline Bird

Enjoying Poetry

Caroline Bird reveals all
Caroline Bird in workshop

Writing Poetry

Three volunteers flex their poetic muscles


The Nation's Favourite Poet

Patrick Neate

Spoken Word

Patrick Neate has the lowdown on the UK live poetry circuit

Basement Jaxx performing The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Radio 1 Animations

Watch Basement Jaxx's version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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Get Writing NI

BBC Get Writing NI

Submit your poems and get tips from local writers.

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BBC Radio 3 The Verb

Ian McMillan's weekly look at the best in new writing.

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