Will Self, Dannie Abse and Fred D'Aguiar
Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's cabaret of the word in front of an audience at the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House.
He talks to veteran poet Dannie Abse about his six decades of writing.
American poet Fred D'Aguiar reads from his collection Continental Shelf, and reveals new work The Pirate Songbook - with a little musical help from Meone.
Novelist Will Self presents an extract from book, Walking to the World, which charts his journey from the late JG Ballard's house in Shepperton to The World in Dubai, a collection of artificial islands shaped like countries.
And writer and performer Zena Edwards presents tales from the London Underground - Tube Sage (R)
Producer Belinda NaylorLaura Thomas.