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This Dreaming Sea

20 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 July 2013

A new sequence of poems by Lavinia Greenlaw which trace the theme of vision through Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. Through interior monologues from the perspectives of both of the lovers, Greenlaw explores how we choose to see or not to see, and how we create what we see.

Read by Lavinia Greenlaw and David Seddon.

Produced by Emma Harding.

About the poet: Lavinia Greenlaw is the author of four collections of poetry including, most recently, The Casual Perfect. Her collection Minsk was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot, Forward and Whitbread Poetry Prizes. She has also published novels and works of non-fiction which include The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. She has won a number of prizes and held residencies at the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Medicine. Her work for BBC radio includes programmes about the Arctic, the Baltic, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop.


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