Jo Shapcott, Christos Tsiolkas, Peter Blegvad
The award-winning poet discusses her new collection, Of Mutability, and how it's been shaped by serious illness, collaborations with scientists and artists, and a desire to know everything.
Of Mutability is out now from Faber.
Australian novelist Christos Tsiolkas won the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize for his exhilirating portrait of suburban life amongst second-generation Greek, Indian and Lebanese Australians. This week on The Verb he presents a memoir of a long hot summer in 1970s Melbourne, Forty Degrees.
The Verb's Sony award-winning Eartoonist makes a long awaited return with a brand new song, Golden Helmet, inspired by a medieval illustration of a knight's disused helmet being used as a hive for bees.
Adam discusses his first poetry collection, In The Flesh, which draws on the year he spent on a Wordsworth Trust residency at Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's former home in the Lake District.
In The Flesh is out now from Chatto and Windus.