David Harsent, Jonathan Safran Foer, Hannah Silva, Terry Saunders, Sue Hubbard
Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's cabaret of the word. With poetry, performance and brand new commissions it's a celebration of language at its most creative. This week the poet David Harsent introduces his new collection of poetry, Night. Featuring work originally commissioned for The Verb, the latest book tells of nightmares and dream-states far from the reassurance of the daylight. And, the American writer Jonathan Safran Foer on the language of meat. What are sweetmeats? Why do we eat pork and not pig and what exactly is free-range? Hannah Silva on pole-dancing and poetry and the storytelling comic Terry Saunders with disastrous relationship tales based on unhappy early experience. And poet Sue Hubbard describes how this week her poem Eurydice has been restored to its original state on the underpass at Waterloo station, after it had been accidentally painted over.