Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

The Nightfishing

WS Graham's poem adapted for radio by Jonathan Davidson. With Siobhan Redmond and David Rintoul.

An attempt to make some sense of a difficult and elusive modern masterpiece. The poem was published in 1955. It tells of a fishing trip after herring but much else including the difficulties of writing and of turning experience into words. Its fresh-made language has found it many admirers but it also kept it from many other readers. Perhaps a radio adapatation can unlock it.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 19 May 2012 22:00

Binaural sound

Alice Oswald: Rain

What is it and why does it matter?