Join Ian McMillan on The Verb this week for a feast of poetry and new writing.
Clive James is a writer, a critic, a broadcaster and a poet, but claims that of all these, poetry is what’s closest to his heart and what keeps him sharp as a writer. Tune in to hear him read from his new and often moving collection poems, Angels over Elsinore.
We’ve another poet on The Verb this week: Jacques Darras, giant of the French literary world, a poet, translator, traveller, and former Reith Lecturer who’s made it his cultural mission to explain Europe to itself. He’s been working on translations of Ted Hughes’s poetry, and tonight / tomorrow night tells Ian why the process of translating the late Poet Laureate’s iconic Crow series has made him realise why black is a more useful word than noir.
Also in the programme, writer and literary editor of the Times Literary Supplement Will Eaves reads a brand new short story and performance poet Zena Edwards presents an extract from her virtuoso new stage play for five voices, Security.
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